Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 September 2018

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Lot 1 A BR(S) station fascia sign, DUNSLAND CROSS STATION, from the Okehampton to Bude route which closed in 1966. Enamel, 52¾"x11¾", in excellent condition. £500-800 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 790.

Lot 2 A GWR signal lever plate, 6, UP RELIEF TO BADMINTON INNER HOME, 48, 47. Engraved brass, 7¾" long. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 3 A BR(S) double royal poster, THE BRIGHTON BELLE, by Barber, a fine view of the train, the timetable below. The poster laid down on linen to conserve. (AR6572, A5, 23753) £200-350 - Sold for £840.

Lot 4 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KINROSS JUNCTION, (f/f), from the closed Cowdenbeath to Bridge of Earn section of the direct route from Edinburgh to Perth, the junction for the Devon Valley route to Alloa and Stirling. £700-1000 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 5 A London and North Western Railway egg cup, with blue bands decorated with the company's Britannia emblem. £80-120 - Sold for £250.

Lot 6 A signal box diagram, DOVER MARINE, 1992, showing the terminus, ferry sidings and lines to Folkestone East and Hawkesbury Lane Junction, 61½"x28½", in original frame. £150-300 - Sold for £800.

Lot 7 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp with name, WETWANG, in frosted glass with raised blue lettering. The station which closed in 1950 was on the Malton to Driffield route. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 8 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 3038/D700, 1962 from Class 37 D6746, later 37046. New to Sheffield Darnall in July 1962; sent to France in September 1999 and returned in August 2000. Withdrawn from Toton in February 2009 and cut up by C F Booth at Rotherham in September 2009. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", cleaned but unpainted. £500-800 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 8813.

Lot 9 A carriage print, RED DEVON by Allinson, a view of LADRUM BAY, west of Sidmouth, from the Southern Railway series, presented in its original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 547.

Lot 10 A LNER seatback plate, STAVELEY WORKS, from the Great Central Railway's Chesterfield loop; the station closed in 1963. Enamel, 42"x5", a couple of minor edge chips, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £650.

Lot 11 A pull bar platform ticket machine, with British Transport Commission 2d faceplate. Repainted cast iron body with brass bar, overall 41" tall. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 12 A BR(M) double royal poster, CARLISLE, by Kerry Lee, 1953, rolled. (LM8853) £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 13 A North Eastern Railway, York Station Hotel candle holder, by Elkington. Silver plate, 6" diameter, complete with stand, candle holder and snuffer, £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 14 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM BARMOUTH SOUTH, from Barmouth Junction on the Cambrian Coast route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 15 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, COLWICK NORTH JUNCT No 8, complete with slide-in vessel, repainted, flaking to base of lens. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 16 A BR(NE) notice, NO PARKING, (f/f), enamel, 24"x12", edge chips and a chip on the top of the letter P, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 8524.

Lot 17 A shedplate, 34B Hornsey (1949 to July 1961, closed as a diesel depot 1971). This ex GNR shed was home to 60 locos during its final eighteen months. It was also noted for its servicing of locos visiting the adjacent Ferme Park marshalling yard. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 18 A signal box nameboard, DUCKMANTON NORTH, a box on the Great Central Main Line south of Staveley, the junction for Arkright Town and the LD&EC route. Cast letters on wood, length 96". £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 19 A NBR silver plated salver by Elkington, 11¾" diameter,the border marked NORTH BRITISH STATION HOTEL, EDINBURGH, and with the company's coat of arms. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 20 A BR(W) totem sign, OXFORD, (f/f), in excellent condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 21 A GWR and LNWR platform lamp with the name, HANWOOD, in raised blue glass on a frosted background, overall height 17½". The station which closed in 1960 was on the Shrewsbury to Welshpool route. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 22 A GWR nameboard, GREENLAND MILL CROSSING GROUND FRAME. The crossing is at Bradford on Avon adjacent to Bradford Tunnel. Cast iron, 24"x4½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 23 A Tyers single line tablet, LIMAVADY-LIMAVADY JUNC, (brass), from the Dungiven to Limavady Junction branch which closed in 1950. £250-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 24 A GWR lamp glass, RODWELL, from the Weymouth to Portland and Easton branch; the station closed in 1952. Frosted glass with raised blue lettering, 15¾"x2¼". £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 25 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25038, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in June 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77167. Loaned new to the LNER, it returned to the WD in December 1944 and was shipped to Holland, becoming Dutch Railways No 4339. On returning to the UK, it was again loaned in March 1947 to the LNER and taken into BR stock the following year as 90154. Its BR sheds were Hull Springhead, Mexborough, Colwick, New England and Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 17 April 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 17 September 1966. Cast white brass, 14"x5½", lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 8578.

Lot 26 A LNER seatback plate, EAST NEWPORT, from the Dundee to Tayport and Leuchars Junction route closed in 1967. The station was renamed Newport on Tay East in the early 1950s. Cast iron, 40" long, in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 27 A pair of GWR Hotels silver plated cake tongs, 9" long, by Walker and Hall. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 28 A Great Northern Railway (Ireland) lamp tablet, CRUMLIN, from the Antrim Junction to Lisburn route. Cast iron, 16¼" long, in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 1984.

Lot 29 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4280, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in May 1920. A long time Newport Pill engine, it was withdrawn from there on 22 January 1963 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 11 November 1963. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 30 A Southern Railway target sign, PARKSTONE, from the Bournemouth to Poole route. Face and edge chips all neatly restored. £500-800 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 3428.

Lot 31 A shedplate 33B Tilbury (1949 to June 1962). This ex LT&SR shed was home to 20 locos which included 12 Tilbury tanks in 1950. By 1957 these had been replaced by BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4Ts and in 1958 this shed gained a few WD 2-8-0s. The front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 32 A Caledonian Railway semaphore block instrument, with block bell on top and central tapper at the base, overall height 26". £500-700 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 1179.

Lot 33 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3509, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 25 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27369, in 1954 with condensing apparatus. Most had their condensing apparatus removed between 1979 and 1982, including No 3509, and were re-classified to Class 25NC with the initials NC being added after the Class number on the numberplate. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", original paintwork, the front polished. £450-700 - Sold for £360.

Lot 34 A Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway trespass notice, signed J. Blackburn and Jas McLaran, Secretaries to the Caledonian and North British Companies, Sept 1918. Enamel, 20"x15", restoration to edge chipping and a couple of face chips, though the text largely unaffected, loss to top left corner and some loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £530.

Lot 35 A BR(M) totem sign, WILMSLOW, (f/f), from the Crewe to Stockport route. A few minor blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 36 A GWR signal box diagram, RUABON NORTH BOX, 1918, showing the lines towards Wrexham and Shrewsbury. The diagram is presented in a wooden frame, overall 45"x16¼". £100-200 - Sold for £540.

Lot 37 A London Transport target sign, BOND STREET a Central Line station with Jubilee Line platforms. Enamel within brass frame, 24"x20", in excellent condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 38 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 898, 1901, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Wilsons & Clyde Coal Co. Ltd, Glencraig Colliery, near Lochgelly, Fife, running number 3. Passed with colliery to the NCB on 1st January 1947 and subsequently worked at a number of other collieries in Fife with the running number 49. It finished its days at Mary Colliery, Lochore, where it was scrapped on site by J. Weaver & Co. Ltd. in July 1968. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 39 A Tyers No 6 line tablet, BARNSTAPLE TOWN-POTTINGTON, (brass/steel), from the Barnstaple Junction to Ilfracombe route which closed in 1970. £350-500 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 228.

Lot 40 A shedplate, 21B Bournville (1935 to February 1960) then Bescot (June 1960 to September 1963). The ex Midland shed at Bournville was home to a variety of ex LMS locos numbering 22 in the final few months of its life. The code then passed to the former LNWR shed at Bescot when its allocation was around 80 locos. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 41 A single line key token, WHITSTONE & BRIDGERULE-BUDE, (alloy), from the Okehampton to Bude route which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 42 A North British Railway signal box nameboard, AUCHTERHOUSE, from the Dundee and Newtyle route with closed in 1955. Enamel, 56½"x8", edge chipping and small face chips, lettering largely unaffected. £200-350 - Sold for £780.

Lot 43 A nameplate, SHAMROCK, LNWR CREWE WORKS, AUGT 1907, from a London & North Western Railway Precursor Class 4-4-0 No 1309 built at Crewe in August 1907 to Whale's design and named after the national emblem of Ireland. It became LMS No 5302 in April 1928 and was renumbered 25302 in August 1936 before withdrawal on 2 May 1937. Engraved brass, 52¼", in ex loco condition. £6000-8000 - Sold for £5800.

Lot 44 A BR(W) totem sign, KENSINGTON OLYMPIA, (f/f), from the West London route between Old Oak Common and Clapham Junction. £800-1200 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 45 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate, HOME FROM DORSTONE, TO SIDING, engraved brass, 11¾"x2½", from Hay or Hay Junction signal box on the Hereford, Hay and Brecon route, closed in 1962. Dorstone was on the Golden Valley Railway which ran between Hay-on-Wye and Pontrilas and closed in 1950. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 46 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 3219, from a 2251 Class 0-6-0, the last of the Class built at Swindon in January 1948. Allocated new to Worcester, it spent its last ten years at Reading from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 November 1963 and despatched for scrap to A King at Norwich on 3 April 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 47 A Southern Railway target sign, TISBURY, from the Salisbury to Templecombe section of the West of England main line, a face chip above the letter S and other minor chips neatly restored. £600-900 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 48 A LNER silver plated Coronation pattern ice bucket 5½" tall, by Walker and Hall. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 49 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RLY, GORTON, 1911. Locos built at Gorton in 1911 included GCR Class 8K/LNER O4 Class 2-8-0 and GCR Class 9N/LNER A5 Class 4-6-2T. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¼", cleaned and the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 50 A BR(NE) totem sign, STEETON & SILSDEN, (h/f), from the Midland main line between Keighley and Skipton; the station closed in 1965. Slight loss of shine. A rare totem, this example was originally sold in 1995 and is the only one to have appeared. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 51 A London and South Western Railway four aspect handlamp with L&SWR Co embossed brass plate, the body, top and vessel all stamped with company initials, repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 52 A nameplate LANARKSHIRE VOYAGER from Class 220 220012. Named in 2001; the plate was removed in November 2007. Cast aluminium, 34¼"x15", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £880.

Lot 53 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway banner signal repeater, 4" diameter, with brass plate, TO DOWN ADVANCE SIGNAL NO 5. £200-350 - Sold for £500.

Lot 54 A London and North Western Railway Dining Saloons salt glaze earthenware jar, height 9½", diameter 7½", the name prominently displayed on the side. £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 55 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4918, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in September 1943, WD No 77102. Loaned new to the LNER, it returned to the WD in January 1945, loaned to the GWR in May 1947 and taken into BR stock the following year as 90565. Its BR sheds were Ebbw Junction, Cardiff Canton, Gloucester LM, Didcot, Banbury and Southall from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 3 January 1964. Cast brass, 9½"x5¾", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 56 A single line key token, PENWITHIER (Sic) JCT-PENRYN, (alloy), from the Truro to Falmouth branch. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 57 A BR(S) totem sign, FISHERGATE HALT, (f/f), from the Brighton to Portsmouth route; the Halt between Hove and Shoreham. £300-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 58 A BR(NE) double royal poster. YORK, by Claude Buckle. (1952) £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 59 A BR(S) totem sign, LONDON ROAD, (Guildford) (f/f) from the Guildford to Surbiton route, minor blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 60 A signal box diagram, LMSR, KINGENNIE, showing lines to Forfar and Dundee, dated 1923, original frame, 32"x17" with small steel hangers. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 61 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 1989, 1926, from a GWR 1101 Class 0-4-0T No 1103, one of a class of only six powerful engines all built by Avonside in 1926 for working in Swansea Docks. Always allocated to Danygraig, it was withdrawn on 11 January 1960 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Bristol on 1 April 1960. Cast brass, 10¾x7½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £820.

Lot 62 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HOCKLEY NORTH, from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x½". £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 63 A BR(NE) station sign, PLATFORM 8, COAST STATIONS VIA WALLSEND, (flangeless). Enamel, 40"x14½", some edge chipping repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 64 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co Ltd, 27737, 1958, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-hydraulic locomotive new to Shelton Iron & Steel Ltd, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, and named PANTHER. Later became part of the British Steel Corporation and transferred in January 1979 to Bewsey Road Rolling Mills, Warrington, Lancashire. Scrapped there circa 1983. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 8578.

Lot 65 A London & North Western Railway three aspect handlamp. The side stamped, LNWR, BANBURY GOODS, the top stamped, LNWR CAR DEPT WOLVERTON, (the place of manufacture). The lamp is complete with its LNWR vessel and is repainted. It was used at Banbury Merton Street station, whose services ran to Buckingham and over the SMJR route to Towcester. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 66 A Railway Signal Company miniature staff, CROSSBARRY-BALLINHASIG, from the Cork, Brandon and South Coast Railways Cork to Bantry route, closed in 1961. £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 67 A smokebox numberplate, 3824, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in September 1940. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later Pontypool Road and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 8 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 18 August 1964. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 68 A signal box diagram, BLACKBOY LANE CROSSING, from the Portsmouth to Brighton route, the box between Fishbourne and Southbourne. 39½"X21¼", original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 69 A BR(S) doorplate, LADIES ROOM, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", minor edge chips otherwise excellent. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 70 A BR(S) totem sign, BISHOPSTONE, (f/f), from the Lewes to Seaford branch. Minor edge chips and slight loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 71 A nameplate, 603 SQUADRON, with its badge depicting Edinburgh Castle and the motto, GIN YE DAUR (if you dare), for the City of Edinburgh Auxiliary Squadron, from the (SR) Class BB Battle of Britain 4-6-2 No 34077 built at Brighton in July 1948 and rebuilt without its original streamlined casing in July 1960. Allocated new to Ramsgate on 10 July 1948, it moved to Stewarts Lane by January 1958 and later Nine Elms, Feltham and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 25 March 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 6 October 1967. A splendid set with arguably the finest of all the Squadron badges. Cast brass, 54¼", the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £20000-30000 - Sold for £30000.

Lot 72 A smokebox numberplate, 34077, from the (SR) Class BB Battle of Britain 4-6-2, 603 SQUADRON, built at Brighton in July 1948. Repainted, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. (See previous Lot for locomotive history) £1700-2200 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 73 A BR(W) double royal poster, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Theatre at the Old Falcon, by Gordon Nichol. (PR126) £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 74 A shedplate, 65B St. Rollox (1949 to November 1966). The ex CR shed was noted for being home to all four named Black 5s in the early 1950s when its allocation numbered around 80 locos. In its final year it had just 13 locos, one of them being A4 60031 Golden Plover. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 75 A Railway Signal Company miniature staff, ARMAGH SOUTH-TYNAN, from the Great Northern Railway's Armagh to Clones route. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 76 A signal box nameboard, HALL LANE JUNCTION, a box on the Staveley Town to Chesterfield route. Cast letters on wood, length 96". £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 77 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61446, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1923, from a LNER B16 Class 4-6-0 No 2375 built at Darlington in May 1923, renumbered 1446 in 1923, becoming BR 61446. Allocated to York North by January 1948, it moved the following year to Neville Hill from where it was withdrawn on 17 January 1961 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 8329.

Lot 78 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 24913, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in June 1944, WD No 70853. It was loaned to the Southern Railway in June 1947 and acquired by BR the following year becoming 90332. A long time Huddersfield engine, it moved at the end to Normanton from where it was withdrawn in January 1967 and sold for scrap to Wards at Killamarsh. Cast white brass, 13½"x5½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 79 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 9416, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd, Works No 7553, and allocated new to Oxford on 4 May 1950. Its later sheds were Old Oak Common, Landore, Swansea East Dock and Aberbeeg from where it was withdrawn on 8 January 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 24 March 1962. Cast brass, ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 80 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO TORQUAY GAS SIDING, from Torquay signal box. The sidings were between Torquay and Paignton. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 81 A nameplate STEWARTS LANE 1860 - 1985 from Class 73 73125, later 73204 and 73962. Named in September 1985 at an Open Day; name removed May 1999 before becoming property of GBRF. Cast aluminium, 58¾"x17¾", ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 82 A GWR doorplate, LADIES ROOM, pre group pattern, cast iron, 19¾"x5", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 83 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9820, SHARP STEWART, 1901, from a North British Railway Class D 0-6-0T No 820 built by Sharp Stewart, Works No 4728, in April 1901. It became LNER J83 Class No 9820 and was renumbered 8467 in 1946, becoming BR 68467. Allocated to Thornton Junction by January 1948, it moved in September 1956 to Polmont from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1959 and sold for scrap to J.N. Connell at Coatbridge on 28 October 1959. Cast iron, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £580.

Lot 84 A LNER silver plated bowl, 4¼" diameter, by Walker & Hall, with name LNER HOTEL PETERBOROUGH in belted garter. £80-120 - Sold for £320.

Lot 85 A BR(S) totem sign, SHEPHERDS WELL, (f/f), from the Dover to Canterbury route. The station was the junction for the East Kent Railway. A couple of minor edge chips, just into the green. £300-500 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 86 A smokebox numberplate, 90095, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25352, in November 1944 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 78591. Loaned in December 1945 to the LNER who purchased it in December 1946 as their O7 Class No 3095, becoming BR 90095. It spent all its BR days at Woodford Halse from where it was withdrawn on 14 June 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 2 August 1963. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 612.

Lot 87 A Railway Signal Co miniature train staff, TUAM-BALLYGLUNIN, from the Athenry to Claremorris route. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 88 A LNER three aspect handlamp with a brass plate, PINCHBECK, complete with slide in vessel, a little wear to the base of the brass plate. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 8479.

Lot 89 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BOLSOVER-GLAPWELL, (brass), from the Staveley to Glapwell Colliery branch, closed in 1978, which once extended south to Pleasley, closing in 1930. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 90 A Tyers No 9 type key token instrument, the later model with lighter alloy body. £400-600 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 91 An advertising sign, FRYS PURE COCOA, by Chromo Wolverhampton. Enamel, 40"x7", in superb condition. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 92 A BR(S) totem sign, MAIDSTONE EAST, (f/f), from the Swanley to Ashford route. An edge chip at the top, just into the green. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 93 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60939, DARLINGTON, 1942, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 3641 built in February 1942, renumbered 939 in 1946, becoming BR 60939. Allocated to Heaton by January 1948 and later Copley Hill and York North from where it was withdrawn on 12 October 1964 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 94 A LNER lamp tablet, WHITLEY BAY, (f/f) from the North Tyne circular route. Enamel, 16"x5", edge chips in places. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 95 An Annets key, NEATH WEST GROUND FRAME, (brass) double ended. £80-120 - Sold for £940.

Lot 96 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5684, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1926. A long time Oxley engine, it also had spells at Radyr, Treherbert and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 July 1965 and believed to have been taken for scrap on 27 September 1965 by George Cohen at Kingsbury. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 97 A signal box nameboard, MELCOMBE REGIS, from the Weymouth to Portland and Easton branch which closed in 1965. Replacement wood with original cast letters. £150-300 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 572.

Lot 98 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BELLARENA-LIMAVADY JUNCT, (brass/steel), from the Belfast to Derry route. £250-400 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 99 A shedplate, 74A Ashford (1950 to October 1958). This ex SR shed had six King Arthurs in an allocation of 60 in 1950. By the time it was recoded 73F in 1958, the total number of locos was down to 40. It finally closed to steam in June 1962. Repainted, the Eastleigh triangle cast in the back. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 100 A carriage print, LAKE WINDERMERE, LAKE DISTRICT, by Cobb from the LMR B series. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 101 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1924, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1924 were Class 4P 4-4-0 Nos 1045-84 which became BR 41045-84 and Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos 4027-34 which became BR 44027-34. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 8571.

Lot 102 An LNER double royal poster, BERWICK UPON TWEED, by Van Jones, 1941, laid down to conserve, a little restoration to top border. £300-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 4154.

Lot 103 A Great Central Railway salad tray, GCR REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT WORKSOP, china, 9½"x2¾", by Copeland. £80-120 - Sold for £290.

Lot 104 A Taff Vale Railway notice, NO PUBLIC ROAD OVER THIS CROSSING, cast iron, 21½"x12½", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 105 A worksplate, CLYDE, General Motors, G8B, 62-247, from a Victoria Railways T Class Bo-Bo diesel electric No T362 built by Clyde in 1962 to a dual gauge of 1435 and 1600mm, one of a class of 93 locos built between 1955 and 1968. They were used on passenger and freight services state wide and were still in service in the mid 1990s. Polished steel, 13¾"x7½", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 3923.

Lot 106 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BRAMLEY-CRANLEIGH, from the Guildford to Horsham route which closed in 1965. £250-400 - Sold for £130.

Lot 107 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 15139, from a Class BB1 compound ploughing engine built in 1918, registered number HR 3399, and named MASTER. Engraved brass, 9¾"x4¾", the front lightly polished. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 108 A BR(M) totem sign, TODMORDEN, (h/f), for the Leeds to Manchester, via Rochdale, route. Edge chipping at the base restored, edge rust repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £600.

Lot 109 A Webb and Thompson single line train staff, OLDCASTLE-VIRGINIA ROAD, the final section of the Great Northern Railway, Drogheda to Oldcastle route which closed in 1963. £150-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 110 A cabside numberplate, D1049 from Class 52 WESTERN MONARCH. New to Cardiff Canton from Crewe Works in December 1962; withdrawn from Laira in April 1976 and cut up at Swindon Works in February 1977. Aluminium characters and beading on steel backplate, 34½"x10½". The front probably repainted at Laira after removal. £800-1200 - Sold for £2000 to commission or postal bidder number 7674.

Lot 111 A Southern Railway target sign, HAMWORTHY JUNCTION, from the Bournemouth to Weymouth route. Chipping restored in the area of the half moons and some loss of shine. £500-800 - Sold for £560.

Lot 112 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate from Standish Junction box, G.W HOME FROM SWINDON. Engraved brass, 4"x5", some pitting to the face. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 113 A nameplate, MADOQUA, from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1027 built at Darlington, Works No 2007, in May 1947 and named after a small species of southern African antelope. Allocated new to New England, it moved in May 1953 to Hitchin where it remained for six years before transferring in July 1959 to Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 21 March 1963. Cast brass, 42¾", the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £7700.

Lot 114 A BR(S) totem sign, CROWBROUGH & JARVIS BROOK, (f/f), from the Oxted to Uckfield and Lewes route. Some blemishes to the face and two small edge chips in the lower panel. £800-1200 - Sold for £4300.

Lot 115 A shedplate, 1F Rugby (September 1963 to May 1965). By the time this ex LNWR shed acquired this code it was home to a handful of Black 5s and 8Fs, 15 in all. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 116 A GWR and SR quad royal poster, WEYMOUTH AND DISTRICT, by Dilly, a birds eye view style map presentation showing local history and notable places, framed and glazed, ready to hang. £150-300 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 117 A nameplate TYNE AND WEAR METROPOLITAN COUNTY, from Class 43 43098 named at Newcastle Central station in September 1985. This plate was removed in December 1987. Cast aluminium, length 49", in ex loco condition. £1200-1800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 118 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BORDESLEY SOUTH, from a box on the main line south of Birmingham Snow Hill. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 119 A single line key token, DINGWALL-INVERGORDON, (brass), from the Far North Line to Wick and Thurso. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 120 A worksplate, GNR(I), 1931, DUNDALK. No locomotives were built at Dundalk in 1931 or thereabouts but the Company's railcars Nos 7 and 8 were built there in 1931 and it is believed that this plate, from the H.C. Casserley collection, may well come from one of those railcars, both of which were withdrawn in 1949. The alternative is that was a tender built as a replacement for an older tender. Cast brass, 8¼"x4½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 121 A West Cornwall Railway gate notice, as used on the main line between Truro and Penzance. Cast iron, 31"x10", the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 122 A BR(NE) doorplate, WAITING & LADIES ROOM, (flangeless) enamel, 18"x6", a little discolouration otherwise very good. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 123 A shedplate, 64G Hawick (1949 to January 1966). This ex NBR shed had an allocation of 24 locos in early BR days, and by closure it was home to just 5. The front repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £2400.

Lot 124 A BR(E) totem sign, BRIMSDOWN, (f/f), from the Angel Road to Cheshunt section of the Liverpool Street to Cambridge main line. Minor blemishes in places. £750-900 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 125 A smokebox numberplate, 45232, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1287, and allocated new to Edge Hill on 13 August 1936. Its later sheds included Newton Heath, where it spent over twenty years, Burton and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn on 5 November 1967 and subsequently scrapped. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 126 A fingerboard from Sheffield Midland, ROTHERHAM, BOLTON-ON-DEARNE, MOORTHORPE, PONTEFRACT, YORK (FOR DARLINGTON NEWCASTLE EDINBURGH & GLASGOW). Painted wood, 61¼"x8". £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 127 A cab side numberplate, 67, Cast brass, 16¾"x9¾", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £320.

Lot 128 A shedplate, 62C Dunfermline (1949 to May 1967). This ex NBR shed was home to 75 locos in the 1950s, but by mid 1965 it had less than 30. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 129 A presentation fruit bowl, by Walker and Hall to Mrs William Scott, on the occasion of her husband receiving a gold watch and £120 from friends on completing 21 years service on the North British Railway, 1895. Overall 13¾"x11", with hinged central handle, the detailed inscription in the centre of the bowl. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 130 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, FORRES JUNCTION-DUNPHAIL, (alloy) for the Aviemore to Forres route which closed in 1965. £200-350 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 131 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 3117, 1918, from a 2ft 0in gauge 0-6-0 side tank new to the Ministry of Munitions, National Shipyard No 2, Beachley Dock, Chepstow, Monmouthshire. Sold by auction in October 1920 to a dealer and later resold to Penrhyn Quarries, Bethesda, Caernarvonshire. Named SGT. MURPHY after the 1923 Grand National winner. Rebuilt at Bethesda in 1932 and withdrawn from service in 1955. Passed into preservation in 1964 and currently located at the Teifi Valley Railway in Mid Wales. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", unrestored with some paint to the face. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 132 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, MANSFIELD TOWN STATION, (f/f), from the Nottingham to Worksop route; the station closed in 1964. Enamel, 28"x13", minor blemishes and rim chips repaired. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 133 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2391, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 6710 built by Bagnall in June 1930. A long time Newport Pill engine, it was withdrawn from there on 26 August 1957 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 9 November 1957. Cast brass, 6¼"x4", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 134 A BR(S) totem sign, LINGFIELD, (f/f), from the Oxted to East Grinstead route. Edge chips into the green in various places, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 135 A shedplate, 2B Nuneaton (1950 to September 1963) then Oxley (September 1963 to closed to steam November 1966). The ex LNWR shed at Nuneaton had an allocation of 70 locos during the 1950s, before it lost this code to become 5E. The ex GWR shed at Oxley was transferred from the WR (84B), and its allocation of around 60 locos included 15 Granges and 2 Manors. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 136 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH UPPER-ARDLUI, (brass), from the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £170.

Lot 137 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2828, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15CA 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23791, in 1928. Most of the Class were still in service in the mid-1980s. Cast brass, 20¼"x14¼", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 138 An early LNER carriage panel of 1924 featuring sketches of CLACTON-ON-SEA, Firm Sand, Low Rainfall, Golf Courses, two views by Adrian Smith, some staining. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 139 A signal box block bell with an enamel plate, OKEHAMPTON, from the LSWR Exeter to Plymouth main line. £150-300 - Sold for £390 to commission or postal bidder number 608.

Lot 140 A LNER brandy glass, the side etched with LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT, in garter, overall height, 4". £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 141 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1066, 1914, from a Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway 0-6-0T No 2 which entered stock in May 1914. When the Railway and its engines was absorbed by the GWR in 1922, it became GWR 2162. It was withdrawn in March 1955. Engraved brass, 13"x8", the front lightly cleaned. £1000-1200 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 142 A pair of LB&SCR windows, the top panel showing the name CROWBOROUGH & JARVIS BROOK, a station on the Oxted to Uckfield and Lewes route. Each 26½"x43½", in good original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 143 A smokebox numberplate, 5752, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in April 1929. A long time Didcot engine, it was withdrawn from there on 24 February 1957 and sold to the London Transport Executive, becoming their No L91. Withdrawn by LT in 1960 and subsequently scrapped, it was replaced as L91 by 5757 of the same class. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 144 A BR(W) totem sign, GOWERTON NORTH, (f/f), from Swansea to Llanelly section of the South Wales main line. Mottling and an area of restoration affecting the first two letters of the suffix. £800-1000 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 145 A BR(S) signal box diagram, TOWER HILL, 1950s, from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. 34"x18½", rolled. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 146 A shedplate, 62A Thornton Junction (1948 to April 1967). This ex NBR shed housed around 100 locos throughout the 1950s, with the exotic 4-4-0s of classes D11, D29, D30, D34 and D49 being the celebrities. 1960 saw 5 K4s added, but by 1966 only 30 run of the mill freight class locos were allocated. Some diesel shunters may also have carried this code. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 147 A LNER seatback plate, CRAIL, from the Thornton Junction to St Andrews and Leuchars route which closed in 1965. Cast iron, 22" long, in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 148 A BR(M) notice, HIGHWAYS ACT 1959 This way is not dedicated to the public. Enamel, (f/f), 18"x9", very good overall with one corner knock. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 149 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BMCCT. JCT-BELFAST JCT CN, (alloy) a section in central Belfast. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 150 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 462, 1960 , from Class 06 D2435. New to Ayr in March 1960; withdrawn from Leith Central in November 1971 and cut up by G H Campbell at Airdrie in October 1974. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £550.

Lot 151 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6620, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in January 1928. Allocated to Barry by January 1948, its later sheds included Tyseley and Duffryn Yard from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 November 1963 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry on 28 February 1964. Cast iron. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 152 A Great North Eastern Railway crest from Class 91 hauled Mark 4 coaches. Cast brass, 19½"x22", fine original condition. The crest is accompanied by its original sales paperwork (the initial offer to staff and dispatch letters). £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 153 A nameplate, PRINCESS BEATRICE, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4052 built at Swindon in June 1914 and named after a daughter (1857-1944) of Queen Victoria who became Princess Henry of Battenberg. Allocated to Oxford by January 1948, it spent its final years at Hereford, Worcester and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 30 June 1953 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 5 September 1953. The left hand side plate. £8000-10000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 154 A LNER Coronation pattern asparagus dish with cover complete with draining tray by Walker and Hall, overall 12"x9". £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 155 A LMS Hawkeseye target sign, BROCKHOLES, from the Huddersfield to Penistone route. Cast aluminium, length 48", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 156 A worksplate, DUBS, 3073, 1893, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Cape Government Railways 6th Class 4-6-0 No 150 which became South African Railways Class 6 No 420 on the formation of the SAR in 1912. The last of the Class was withdrawn in 1973. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 3666.

Lot 157 A single line key token, LLANYMYNECH-FOUR CROSSES, (alloy) from the Oswestry to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 158 A shedplate 16D Mansfield (1935 to October 1955), then Annesley (February 1958 to September 1963), finally Nottingham (September 1963 to April 1965). Ex MR Mansfield had an allocation of just 25 locos during the 1950s, Ex GCR shed Annesley, formerly 38B, was transferred to the LMR, and its allocation of 70 locos carried this code. Finally, ex MR Nottingham, formerly 16A, had around 60 locos on its books in 1964. An LMS style code in Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 159 A Southern Railway target sign, ELTHAM PARK, from the Lewisham to Dartford route. Edge and face chips restored, some wasting at the edges. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 160 A worksplate, G.M. LOCOMOTIVE GROUP, 968702-215 from Class 66 66215, currently employed by DB Cargo in France. Stainless steel, 12"x14", ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £220.

Lot 161 A GWR nameboard, GAVERIGAN SIDINGS No 2 G F, for the Cornish china clay branch from St Dennis Junction to Meledor Mill. Cast iron, 19"x4", with feet to fix at 45 degree angle. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 162 A shedplate, 41D Canklow (February 1958 to October 1965). This ex Midland shed was transferred from the LMR (19C) to the ER in 1958 when it maintained 50 locos. By 1965 it was still looking after 27 freight locos. Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 163 A BR(E) double royal poster, SUFFOLK, CODDENHAM, by Leonard Squirrell, laid down to conserve, a little restoration to top edge. (AR.1117) £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 164 A long section key token from the West Highland Line, UPPER TYNDRUM-RANNOCH, (brass), these unusual keys were introduced at the time of the introduction at RETB (Radio Electronic Token Block). Problems with radio reception were causing delays to trains and in order to improve reliability emergency key token working was introduced between Tyndrum Upper and Mallaig Junction, though these locations had by then been renamed to avoid confusion during radio communications. A small number of tokens were provided for each section. (see following lot) £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 165 A long section key token, RANNOCH-TULLOCH, (brass). (See previous lot) £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 166 A long section key token, TULLOCH-FORT WILLIAM Jc, (brass). (See previous two Lots) £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 167 A BR(S) doorplate, WAITING AND LADIES ROOM, (f/f), enamel. 18"x6", rim chips repainted, otherwise fine. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 168 A North British Railway three aspect handlamp, the body stamped, NBR, KINGSKETTLE, complete with makers plate, Bulpitts Patent, Sole Venders, Blackley Young & Co, Glasgow. Repaired, £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 169 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4574, from a 4500 2-6-2T built at Swindon in November 1924. A long time Penzance engine, it moved in January 1957 to Truro and later St Blazey, Newton Abbot and Laira from where it was withdrawn on 1 March 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 11 June 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 170 A small GR post box as mounted on the side of a telegraph post. The box is locked but has a spare lock and key which could be fitted. Overall height, 21". £300-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 8825.

Lot 171 A BR(W) totem sign, BUILTH WELLS, (f/f) from the Mid Wales route between Moat Lane Junction and Brecon closed in 1962. A rare example, no totems from the station being offered before. £2000-3000 - Sold for £4200 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 172 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2903, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by Berliner Maschinenbau, Works No 10821, in 1938. The Class saw service on every system in South Africa and many were still working as late as 1984. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", cleaned but unpainted. £300-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 173 A BR lion and wheel emblem from an AC West Coast Main Line electric locomotive. Cast alloy 18"x18", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 174 A carriage print ELM HILL, NORWICH, by Harry Tittensor R.I, from the LNER pre-war series issued in 1937. The print is complete with its original mount. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 175 A smokebox numberplate, 42662, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2662 built at Derby and allocated new to Ardrossan on 10 June 1941. Its later sheds included Stoke, Patricroft and Southport from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 10 June 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 176 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway soup bowl, OLDHAM ROAD, LYR, DINING CLUB, 10½" diameter. £50-80 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 3572.

Lot 177 A nameplate, CARMANIA, from Class 40 D218, later 40028. New in August 1959, EE.VF 2684/D445 and named in September 1962; the plates were removed in 1973. Withdrawn from Longsight in October 1984 and cut up at Crewe Works in February 1988. Cast aluminium, 28¼"x14¾", cleaned and the front repainted retaining all its original fixing bolts to the rear. £6000-8000 - Sold for £10000 to commission or postal bidder number 7674.

Lot 178 A BR(E) station sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, NETHERFIELD & COLWICK, from the Nottingham to Grantham route. Enamel, 36"x18", some small face chips and edge chipping. The station did not have totems so a rare opportunity. £300-500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 179 A Pullman Car Company table lamp, from car MEDUSA. Cast brass, overall height 20", the car name stamped onto the side. £600-900 - Sold for £550 to commission or postal bidder number 4876.

Lot 180 A street direction sign, GWR & LMS, TO RAILWAY STATION, believed ex Dudley, (double sided). Edge loss and restoration to one side, (the other untouched). 23½"x6½", with mount. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 181 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1886, ST ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 294 Class 0-6-0 No 367 which was rebuilt in 1895 and sold to HM Government for use by the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in October 1917, ROD No still 367. It was repurchased by the CR in June 1919 and placed on their duplicate list as No 1367, becoming LMS No 17312 and BR 57312. Allocated to Hurlford by January 1935, it moved in 1940 to Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 27 August 1951 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 182 A BR(E) totem sign, MAGDALEN ROAD, (f/f), from the Ely to Kings Lynn main line. £2000-2500 - Sold for £3000.

Lot 183 A BR(NE) departure board, BURNMOUTH AND EYEMOUTH, painted wood, double sided with alloy frame and hangers. Used at Berwick upon Tweed. 24"X11½". £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 184 A nameplate, THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VOLUNTEERS SOUTH LANCASHIRE with its regimental badge displayed above the nameplate, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6137 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23632, in 1927, becoming BR 46137 and the last of the Class to be rebuilt with tapered boiler in March 1955. Originally named VESTA in 1928 after the pioneer loco built by Robert Stephenson, it was renamed after the locally based regiment at Warrington Bank Quay station on 14 October 1936. Allocated new to Crewe North on 1 October 1927, its later sheds included Upperby, Camden, Crewe North, Edge Hill, Longsight, Saltley and finally back to Upperby from where it was withdrawn on 31 October 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 9 May 1963. The nameplate, 50½" long, a small steel plate, on which the badge is mounted, bolts to the top of the plate. Cast brass, length 60¾", the badge 11" diameter. £22000-25000 - Sold for £26500.

Lot 185 A GWR roundel pattern china egg cup, 2½" tall. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 186 An Annets key, SHUNT TOWARDS TYNDRUM, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 187 A BR(W) double royal poster, BURNHAM-ON-SEA, by Critchlow, laid down to conserve, loss to top corners restored, a little wear to lower border. (PR60) £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 188 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, STREAMSTOWN-CASTLETOWN, from the Mullingar to Athlone route. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 189 A LMS hallmarked solid silver trophy prominently marked with the company name and coat of arms, the back marked, THE ROBERT FELLOWS TROPHY. A substantial item, overall height 16" and a span of 13". £500-800 - Sold for £480.

Lot 190 A Southern Railway target sign, FARNCOMBE, from the Guildford to Portsmouth route. Several face and edge chips as in usual. £250-400 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 8798.

Lot 191 A worksplate BRUSH SULZER 483 1963, from a Class 47 D1755, later 47541 and 47773. New to Landore in August 1964 and named THE QUEEN MOTHER by the lady herself at Aberdeen Station in October 1982. Plates removed in February 1991 and loco renamed RESERVIST when running as 47773 in August 1994. Renamed THE QUEEN MOTHER in August 2002. Withdrawn in March 2004 and sold to Vintage Trains operating out of Tyseley. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5¾", cleaned but unpainted. £350-500 - Sold for £260.

Lot 192 A BR(SC) totem sign, MOTHERWELL, (h/f), from the Carstairs to Glasgow section of the West Coast main line. Edge chips into the blue in several places repainted, slight loss of shine. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 193 A shedplate, 75E Three Bridges (1948 to June 1964). This ex LBSCR shed had 30 locos on its books in the 1950s., which dwindled to just 14 within a few months of closure. Ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 194 A group of GWR signal lever plates from Handsworth Station box, wording include, Down Avoiding Line Home, Down Relief Home, Down Avoiding Line, lengths from 6¾" to 4". (5) £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 195 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1878 DERBY, from a Midland Railway 1102 Class 0-6-0T No 1396 built in 1878, rebuilt in 1900, renumbered 1679 in 1907 and rebuilt in January 1910 with a gangway for motor working the Worth Valley branch. It retained its MR number in LMS days and was withdrawn in October 1934. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 196 An original painting by Victor Welch, Jubilee Class 45657, Tyrwhitt, at an unknown location, possibly on the West Coast Main Line in South Lanarkshire. Watercolour on canvas, framed, overall, 28"x23". £300-500 - Sold for £260.

Lot 197 A BR(M) totem sign, FURNESS VALE, (f/f, face fixing), from the Buxton to Stockport route. A rare example; no totems from the station have been offered for sale before. £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 198 A nameplate WEST YORKSHIRE METROPOLITAN COUNTY and badge carried by Class 43 43121. These silver reflective plates were carried between March 1991 and January 1999. This power car had previously carried cast plates between September 1984 and August 1988. 39¼"x9¾", the badge 8¾" square. £800-1200 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 199 A shedplate, 10F Wigan Lower Ince (May 1950 to March 1952), then Rose Grove (September 1963 to August 1968). The former GCR shed at Wigan, originally 13G, was home to just 12 LNER J10 0-6-0s. Rose Grove, the ex L&Y shed, formerly 24B in LMS and early BR days, had around 25 locos during this period, and was one of the final sheds operating at the close of steam. Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 200 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, THE RIVER TWEED, by Norman Hepple. A little wear to the top and base edges. (AR1030-ER55) £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 201 A smokebox numberplate, 31848, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway N1 Class 2-6-0 No 848 assembled at Ashford in February 1925 from a complete set of parts made at Woolwich Arsenal except for the boiler, supplied by the North British Locomotive Co. It was renumbered A848 and SR 1848, becoming BR 31848. Allocated to Salisbury by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Ashford and Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1964 and cut up immediately at Eastleigh Works. £500-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 202 A BR(M) totem sign, BROMBOROUGH, (f/f), from the Chester to Birkenhead route. Some mottling, an edge chip in the lower panel, just into the maroon. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 203 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25876, 1946, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1120 built in January 1947, becoming BR 61120 the following year. A long time Doncaster engine, it moved in 1959 to Retford GC and early in 1965 to Retford GN from where it was withdrawn on 31 January 1965 and despatched for scrap to Maples & Gillott at Sheffield on 10 June 1965. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 204 A carriage print, ATLANTIC COAST EXPRESS, by Richard Ward, from the Southern Region B series, a view of the train west of Tisbury. Minor marks to border, original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 205 A Glasgow and South Western Railway, silver plated salver. The centre marked, KILMARNOCK STATION, in a belted garter surrounding the company coat of arms. Overall diameter, 11¾". £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 206 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO TORRE BOX, from Torquay signal box. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", polished. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 207 A worksplate, SOCIETE ALSACIENNE, BELFORT, 6641, 1914, from a 5ft 6ins gauge 4-8-0 new to the Norte (of Spain), their No 4018, later RENFE 240-4018. Cast brass, 13"x9", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £640.

Lot 208 A set of four marquetry panels from a Pullman or Wagon-Lits Car each 19"x37" featuring a poppy design. (4) £800-1200 - Sold for £950.

Lot 209 A BR(S) totem sign, MAIDSTONE BARRACKS, (f/f), from the Strood to Tonbridge route. £450-600 - Sold for £660.

Lot 210 Lot withdrawn £200-350 - This item was withdrawn from the auction.

Lot 211 An original painting, QUEEN ELIZABETH II, by Malcolm Root. Oil on canvas, 24"x18", framed, overall, 30"x24". £900-1200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 212 A worksplate, MIDLAND RY Co, MAKERS, DERBY 1903. Locos built at Derby in 1903 were (1) 2736 Class 0-6-0 Nos 2736-54, renumbered 1907 and LMS 3765-84, most surviving into BR service numbered between 43765-84; (2) 2781 Class 4-4-0 Nos 820-32, renumbered 1907 and LMS 730-42, some surviving into BR service numbered between 40731-41; (3) 2631 Class 4-4-0 Compound Nos 2633-5, renumbered 1907 and LMS 1002-4, all surviving into BR services as 41002-4; and (4) Class 1134A 0-4-0ST Nos 1139A-1143A, renumbered 1907 and LMS 1523-7, one surviving into BR service as 41523, withdrawn in 1955. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. A scarce plate as MR worksplates were replaced by LMS plates after the 1923 Grouping. £350-500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 213 A LNER (GER pattern) three aspect sliding knob handlamp, the collar stamped, HARLING ROAD, from the Thetford to Norwich route. The lamp lacks its reflector and red glass, the front lens cracked, original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 3418.

Lot 214 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH-TYNDRUM UPPER, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 215 A nameplate, BENJAMIN HENSHALL, from a 0-6-0DM built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No D1019, in 1957. New to the National Coal Board, East Midlands Area, at Swanwick Colliery, Alfreton. In about 1969 it moved to Glapwell Colliery and then in about 1970 to Markham Colliery. Scrapped or sold in about 1977. The loco was also known as Emfour 8 (East Midlands 4, No 8). Cast brass, length 44", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £200.

Lot 216 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1895, HORWICH, from an unidentified Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway loco rebuilt at Horwich Works in 1895. Cast brass, 10½"x6", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 217 A GWR pre-grouping silver plated fruit bowl, diameter 10", by Elkington, with central foot, ribbed bowl and GWR RESTAURANT CARS coat of arms on the top, £200-350 - Sold for £550.

Lot 218 A single line key token, ARROCHAR-GLEN DOUGLAS, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £120.

Lot 219 A BR(S) totem sign, DORCHESTER WEST, (f/f) from the Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth route. A little edge chipping at the top restored, hardly visible. £600-900 - This item was withdrawn from the auction.

Lot 220 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 6237, 1963, from an 80hp, 0-4-0 diesel mechanical new to Bord-na-Mona, Derrygreenagh Bog System, Ireland, No. LM204, rebuilt 1993 to a four wheel diesel hydraulic. Cast brass 8½"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £100.

Lot 221 A North Eastern Railway brake van lamp, from a 10 ton birdcage van, the body stamped 16625G and brass plate, AL'MOUTH, No.1. (The van originally allocated to Carlin How (Skiningrove) later Stockton). Two substantial bulls eye lenses are held with brass bezels, it retains its original NER vessel. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 222 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DUNDALK, 29, 1905, from a 5ft 3ins gauge Great Northern Railway of Ireland P Class 4-4-0 No 104 named OVOCA built at the Railway's Dundalk Works, Works No 29. It was rebuilt with a larger superheated boiler and reclassified as Class Ps in October 1924 and withdrawn in 1956. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 7078.

Lot 223 A BR(NE) totem sign, RIPON, (h/f), from the Harrogate to Northallerton route; the station closed in 1967. Edge rusting repainted. £1800-2200 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 224 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9788, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in May 1936. A long time Llanelly engine, it moved towards the end to Duffryn Yard and Neath Court Sart from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 April 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 3 June 1964. Cast iron, ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 225 A smokebox numberplate, 9788, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in May 1936, in ex loco condition. (See previous Lot for loco history) £250-400 - Sold for £350.

Lot 226 An original painting, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY HOUSEHOLD REMOVAL, by Norman Elford. Oil on canvas, 36"x24", framed. £800-1200 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 7475.

Lot 227 A GWR tenderplate, GWR, 2671, 4000 GALLONS, from a Standard Collett tender built between May and July 1935 and used with Kings, Castles, Stars, Halls and Granges. Cast iron, £300-400 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 228 A late 19th century GER mahogany roundhead fusee clock of typical design. Used originally at Liverpool Street, Loco. Dept. timekeeperメs office, transferred in 1941 to timekeeperメs office at Pyewipe under the Lincoln Yard Master. Overall height: 13¾ inches. The box of thick wood typical of GER. One piece convex moulded dial surround housing cast brass bezel. Box and surround branded GER to the rear several times. Bottom door lock replaced with brass turn. Box with sections cut out from top - now filled and from the inside of the surround at the top and the dial with an arc cut out at top, now filled; all modifications probably to allow pendulum to be set in motion from the top. 12 inch re-painted dial re-written GER and with Ivorine number plate marked 946 as fitted to many LNER ex-GER clocks. Chain fusee movement between rectangular plates, front plate stamped GER. Complete with pendulum scratched GER, winder and copies of record entries. £400-600 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 7041.

Lot 229 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4688, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 716, which became SR 1716 and BR 31716. It was withdrawn from Tonbridge in the week ending 21 October 1961 and cut up almost immediately at Ashford Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £310.

Lot 230 A BR(S) totem sign, WALTON-ON-THAMES, (f/f), the station situated on the West of England main line between Surbiton and Weybridge. Minor blemishes in places. £350-500 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 2738.

Lot 231 A nameplate, DICK TURPIN, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2579 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23117, in November 1924 and named after the notorious highwayman, one of only five of the Class not named after racehorses. It was rebuilt and re-classified to A3 Class in November 1942, renumbered 80 in 1946, becoming BR 60080. Allocated new to Heaton where it remained until 1960 apart from a year or so at Gateshead in 1944/5, it moved in May 1960 to Holbeck and later Ardsley, Neville Hill and Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 12 October 1964 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 19 December 1964. Cast brass, length 56½", the front repainted. £8000-10000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 232 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect, sliding knob handlamp 1917, the collar plated, No 7 DISTRICT, NORWICH THORPE. Complete, in original condition with GER burner, the red glass broken. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 233 A smokebox numberplate, 61259, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1259 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26160, in November 1947. Allocated new to Neville Hill where it spent most of its working life before moving towards the end to Thornaby and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 26 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. The back repainted, the front possibly repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £480.

Lot 234 A Southern Railway target sign, TORRINGTON, from the Barnstaple Junction to Torrington and Halwill Junction route which closed in 1966. Face and edge chips restored, loss of shine. £800-1200 - Sold for £1450 to commission or postal bidder number 608.

Lot 235 A worksplate, BRIGHTON WORKS, 1879. Locos built by the London Brighton & South Coast Railway at Brighton in 1879 were D Class 0-4-2T Nos 274-291 (18 in all), E/E1 Class 0-6-0T Nos 135-144 (10 in all) and Richmond Class 0-4-2 tender locos Nos 209 and 210 (2 only). It is probably from one of the D or E1 series. Engraved brass, 6¼"x3¾", the front lightly polished. £800-1200 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 236 A LMS Fowler locomotive whistle. Height 15¼", 3½" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 237 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2276, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GE 2-8-2+2-8-2 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6716, in 1930. The Class were all withdrawn by 1979 after being used mainly on the Western Transvaal and Natal north coast lines. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 238 A carriage print, GREAT GRAVING DOCK, SOUTHAMPTON, by Donald Maxwell, from the first Southern Railway series of 1936. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 239 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6324, from a 53XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in March 1921. Allocated to Worcester by January 1948 and later Oxley and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 2 April 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 240 A BR(Sc) doorplate, TICKETS, (f/f), used at Coupar Angus station. Enamel, 18"x6", a chip at the lower right corner. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 241 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3721, 1954, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 9491. Allocated new on 23 March 1954 to Danygraig, it moved in September 1956 to Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 15 June 1959 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 23 November 1960. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 242 A cabside numberplate, GWR 83,from a Rhymney Railway P Class 0-6-2T No 6 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3374, in August 1909. When the company and its locomotives was absorbed by the GWR in 1922 it became GWR 83 and was overhauled by Kitson & Co in 1924 and later rebuilt at Swindon with a Standard No 10 boiler in September 1939. Allocated to Dowlais (Cae Harris) in 1934, it moved to Rhymney in BR days ending its days at Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in May 1955 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast iron, the front repainted. £1200-1500 - Sold for £980.

Lot 243 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9164, COWLAIRS, 1913, from a North British Railway Class A 0-6-2T No 223 built, not at Cowlairs Works, but by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 20165, in May 1913. It became LNER N19 Class No 9223 and was renumbered 9164 in 1946, becoming BR 69164. A long time Dunfermline engine, it spent a final year at Dundee Tay Bridge from where it was withdrawn on 15 April 1959 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 244 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 3813/D1184, 1968 from Class 50 D443, later 50043. New to Crewe Diesel in October 1968 and named EAGLE in June 1978. Withdrawn from Laira in February 1991; initially entering preservation but finally cut up by Raxstar at the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway in January 2002. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front cleaned and repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £2400.

Lot 245 A Class 50 leasing plate, THIS LOCOMOTIVE IS THE PROPERTY OF ENGLISH ELECTRIC LEASING LIMITED. Chromed cast brass, 9½"x3½", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 246 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1918, DERBY, from an unidentified Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby Works in 1918. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 247 A set of enamel destination indicator plates, LEVEN and ALLOA, with AM/PM and other plates all displayed in a wooden frame. Overall 7½"x26½", the names 6½"x3". £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 248 A shedplate, 10D Plodder Lane (1935 to October 1954), then Sutton Oak (October 1954 to February 1958), and Lostock Hall (September 1963 to August 1968). The ex LNWR shed at Plodder Lane had just 17 locos on its books. On closure the code was adopted by ex LNWR shed Sutton Oak, formerly 10E, which looked after 35 locos. It became 8G and closed in June 1967. Finally, ex LYR shed Lostock Hall, formerly 24C, had an allocation of 30 when using this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 249 A nameplate SIR JOHN DE GRAEME from Class 47 47636. Named at Falkirk Grahamston station in April 1986; the plates were removed in January 1993. Withdrawn from Toton in April 2004 and cut up there by HNRC in August of that year. Cast aluminium, length 72¾", ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 250 A BR(M) totem sign, WIDNES CENTRAL, (f/f) from the CLC Liverpool to Warrington route; the station closed in 1964. Several face chips repainted, minor blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 251 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, HINDOLVESTONE GATES. The station was on the Melton Constable to Norwich City Line and closed in 1959. Possibly repaired long ago. £500-700 - Sold for £550.

Lot 252 A nameplate, KNIGHT OF THE THISTLE, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4012 built at Swindon in March 1908 and named after the British Order of Chivalry associated with Scotland. It spent its final days at Newton Abbot from where it was withdrawn on 21 October 1949 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 25 February 1950. An impressive plate, 83½" long, repainted a long time ago, and complete with its original sales paperwork. £15000-20000 - Sold for £19000.

Lot 253 Lot withdrawn - This item was withdrawn from the auction.

Lot 254 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles, complete with knuckles to the base, lightly polished. (2) £300-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 894.

Lot 255 A worksplate, ALCO SCHENECTADY, 74058, AUGUST 1945, from a SNCF coal burning Class 141R 2-8-2 No 141R.185 put into service at Avignon in December 1945 in Region Sud-Est. It was withdrawn in 1966 at Ales. Cast brass, 14"x7½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 256 A BR(S) totem sign, POLEGATE, (f/f), from the Lewes to Eastbourne route, once junction for the Cuckoo Line to Heathfield and Eridge. A face chip repainted below the letter A. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 257 A French front numberplate, 040.DG.49, incorporating the SNCF logo, from a Bo-Bo loco built in 1961. Various builders built this class ヨ CAFI/CEM/Alsthom/Fives-Lille. The early class numbering lasted only until January 1962 when it became BB 66049. The loco was based at Tours St Pierre in Region Sud-Ouest. Cast aluminium, 22½"x17¼", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 258 A BR(NE) totem sign, REDCAR CENTRAL, (f/f), from the Darlington to Saltburn route. Minor rim chipping repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 8524.

Lot 259 A smokebox numberplate, 65862, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 2340, built at Darlington in December 1921. It retained its NER number until renumbered 5862 in 1946, becoming BR 65862. Allocated to Heaton by January 1948, it moved in July 1951 to South Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 4 October 1965 and sold for scrap to Ellis Metals at Swalwell. The front repainted, a weld repair between the five and eight. £300-500 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 4592.

Lot 260 A Southern Railway target sign, SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL. Edge chips repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 1286.

Lot 261 A North Eastern Railway small three aspect inspectors handlamp with NER brass plate. Original vessel and LNE burner. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 262 A single line key token, MUIR OF ORD-CLACHNAHARRY, (brass) from the Inverness to Dingwall section of the Far North Line. The section originally Lentran-Clachnaharry. £200-350 - Sold for £160.

Lot 263 A LNWR style block instrument with ivorine plate, TRENT JUNCTION used in a box near Trent where the lines for Derby, Nottingham and Leicester meet. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 264 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, MILFORD-BAGNALSTOWN, from the Kildare to Kilkenny route. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 265 A BR(M) totem sign, MELTON MOWBRAY, (f/f), from the Leicester to Peterborough route. £500-800 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 266 A shedplate 87C Danygraig (1949 to January 1960 for steam, March 1964 totally). This ex R&SBR shed was home to an exotic collection of pre-grouping tank engines throughout it BR days when its total allocation was never more than 30 locos. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 267 A LNWR, Greenore Railway Hotel meat dish by Copeland. Maroon border and name, 17"x13". £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2284.

Lot 268 A Weston Clevedon and Portishead Railway coach plate. Cast iron, 11"x2½", in original condition. The line ran along the North Somerset coast and was part of the Colonel Stephens light railway empire; it closed in 1940. £400-600 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 269 A single line key token, HOOKAGATE-WESTBURY, (alloy), the first section of the Shrewsbury to Welshpool and Aberystwyth route. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 270 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6139, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in November 1932. Allocated to Southall by January 1948 and later Tyseley, Oxford and Didcot before returning at the end to Southall from where it was withdrawn on 27 November 1964 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 8 January 1965. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 271 A signal box nameboard, MARKHAM COLLIERY SIDINGS, a box on the route from Staveley to Glapwell Colliery. Cast letters on wood, length 120". £150-300 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 8828.

Lot 272 A cabside number plate E3040, from Class 84 later numbered 84005. New to Longsight (NBL 27797) in August 1960; withdrawn from Crewe in April 1977 and cut up by Birds at Long Marston in March 1985. Cast aluminium numbers on steel backplate, 34¼"x7½", in ex loco condition. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2800.

Lot 273 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM FENNY COMPTON, from the Banbury to Leamington main line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", polished. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 274 A smokebox numberplate, 40656, from a LMS Class 2P 4-4-0 No 656 built at Crewe, Works No 6097, in 1931. Allocated to Rugby by January 1935, its later sheds included Workington and Carlisle Upperby from where it was withdrawn on 26 November 1959 and subsequently scrapped. (See also next Lot) £500-600 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 275 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1931, CREWE, from a LMS Class 2P 4-4-0 No 656 which became BR 40656. (See previous Lot for locomotive history) £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 276 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, NEWBURGH-BRIDGE OF EARN Jc, (brass) from the Ladybank to Perth route. £200-350 - Sold for £100.

Lot 277 A brass shedplate, 52A Gateshead (1949 to October 1965 for steam, May 1988 completely). This ex NER shed used these brass codes on its allocation of diesel locos, mainly Class 46 Peaks and the Class 55 Deltics. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 4243.

Lot 278 A carriage print, BIDEFORD, by Hesketh Hubbard, from the Southern Railway series, presented in its original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 279 An LMS lamp tablet, KENTISH TOWN WEST. Enamel, 17"x4½", chips and degradation of the black lettering towards the base. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 280 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9018, from a 9000 Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon in April 1938, using the frames of withdrawn Bulldog Class No 3380 and replacing Duke Class No 3266, hence the Class often being known as Dukedogs. Numbered 3266 when rebuilt, it was renumbered 9018 in August 1946. Allocated to Swindon by January 1948 and later Oxford, Machynlleth, Croes Newydd, Shrewsbury and Oswestry from where it was withdrawn on 17 June 1960 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 8 October 1960. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 281 A LNER block instrument with brass plates, SPITTAL, behind the glass. A box on the East Coast Main Line, south of Berwick. £150-300 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 8406.

Lot 282 A LMS and LNER double royal poster, SCOTLAND, by Christopher Clarke. The back edges taped to strengthen, creasing in places. (ER053350) £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 283 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4147, from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in September 1946. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948, its later sheds included Oxford, Kidderminster and Stourbridge, returning for a final three months to Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 October 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 18 December 1965. Cast iron, repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 284 A GWR coat of arms pattern china milk jug, 2¾" tall, by Ashworth. £50-80 - Sold for £95.

Lot 285 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1964, 1940, from a Peckett type M5 0-4-0ST named CORDIE built in November 1939 and delivered new to Murgatroyd's Salt Co Ltd at Middlewich Works, Sandbach, Cheshire. The company became part of BP Chemicals (UK) Ltd and the loco moved to their Elworth Works. It was scrapped on site by J.& H. Coppenhall of Sandbach around March 1967. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front lightly cleaned. £300-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 286 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CRAUGHWELL-ATHENRY, from the Limerick to Athenry route. £200-350 - Sold for £140.

Lot 287 A smokebox numberplate, 76075, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 built at Horwich and allocated new to Sutton Oak on 14 December 1956. Its later sheds were Bescot, Stoke, Colwick and Springs Branch from where it was withdrawn on 5 October 1967 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 5 March 1968. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £600.

Lot 288 A BR(NE) totem sign, HALIFAX, (f/f, face fixing), from the Bradford to Manchester route. Minor flaking at the fixings restored. £700-1000 - Sold for £760.

Lot 289 A shedplate, 5E Alsager (1935 to June 1962), then Nuneaton (September 1963 to June 1966). The ex NSR shed at Alsager had an allocation of around 18 locos towards the end of its life. The ex LNWR shed at Nuneaton, formerly 2B, had nearly 40 locos during the period it used this code. Ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 290 A Tyers No7 single line tablet, ANNASGAUL-DINGLE, (brass), the final section on the Tralee and Dingle Light Railway, a three foot gauge line in Kerry on the West Coast of Ireland, closed in 1953. £300-500 - Sold for £1600 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 291 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2854, from a 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in February 1913. Converted to oil burning and renumbered 4801 in November 1946, it reverted to its original number when the oil burning apparatus was removed in February 1949. Allocated to Severn Tunnel Junction by January 1948 and later Leamington, Oxley, Shrewsbury and Gloucester, returning to Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 3 October 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 17 July 1964. Cast brass. £500-800 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 4495.

Lot 292 An oval direction sign, POST OFFICE, with its cast iron supports mounted on top of pillar boxes. Red on cream enamel, double sided, overall 18"x13". £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 293 A shedplate,60C Helmsdale (1949 to July 1961). This ex HR shed most famously housed two ex GWR pannier tanks, 1646 and 1649, for working the Dornoch branch. Only 3 other locos were allocated at this time. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £820.

Lot 294 An enamel station sign, CARRON, (flangeless), from the Speyside route between Craigellachie and Boat of Garten which closed in 1967. Enamel, 80"x15½", in excellent condition. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 295 A worksplate, BUILT 1950 BRIGHTON, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T No 42076 allocated new to Dover on 9 December 1950 where it spent nine years before moving to Bangor and later Shoeburyness and Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 March 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 15 August 1967. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 296 A carriage board, AYLESBURY-PADDINGTON. Painted wood, length 32", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 297 A BR(NE) sign, ENQUIRIES, (f/f). Enamel, 42"x8¼", a small face chip and a few blemishes. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 298 A repair plate NATIONAL COAL BOARD, PHILADELPHIA WORKSHOPS, OVERHAULED, WK No 8-601-005, 1978, from an unidentified NCB North East area diesel loco repaired at their Philadelphia Workshops in County Durham in 1978. Cast brass, 15¼"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 299 A BR(M) totem sign, OXFORD ROAD, (f/f), from the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham route. A small chip restored in the lower panel. £500-800 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 8436.

Lot 300 A worksplate, LNER, 3554, DONCASTER, 1913, from a Great Northern Railway Class J22 No 554 built at Doncaster, Works No 1389, in June 1913. It became LNER J6 Class 3554 and was renumbered 4203 in 1946, becoming BR 64203. A long time Bradford Bowling Junction engine, it moved in 1958 to Low Moor and later Copley Hill and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 19 June 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 301 A BR(W) totem sign, MINEHEAD, (h/f), the terminus of the branch from Taunton, closed in 1971. Face and edge chips repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £720.

Lot 302 An original painting by Malcolm Root, A4 Class 60024, Kingfisher, on a southbound express at Gleneagles. Oil on canvas, 30"x20¾", framed, overall 35"x25". £2000-2500 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 303 A London and North Western Railway liqueur glass, 5¾" tall, decorated with the company's Britannia emblem and initials N.W.R. £100-200 - Sold for £65.

Lot 304 An original painting, 60140, Balmoral on a down express at New Southgate, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 26"x16¼", framed, overall 28"x20". £750-1000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 305 A worksplate HUDSWELL CLARKE DE1075, 1959, from a 400HP standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel-electric locomotive, built in association with Brush Electrical Engineering of Loughborough, who supplied the generator and electrical equipment. New to the Manchester Ship Canal as D4001 ALNWICK CASTLE, the first diesel locomotive the company purchased. Later passed into preservation and is currently out of use at Winfields Megastore, Haslingden, Lancashire. Cast brass, 12½"x8", the front lightly polished. £500-800 - Sold for £260.

Lot 306 A BR(SC) totem sign, GIFFNOCK, (f/f) from the Glasgow to East Kilbride route. Severe mottling, a crease repair restored at the right side. £200-350 - Sold for £240.

Lot 307 A nameplate, CHALE, from a London & South Western Railway O2 Class 0-4-4T No 180 built at Nine Elms Works in April 1890. It retained its original number in SR days and was despatched to the Isle of Wight in May 1927 when it was renumbered W31 and named after a village on the Isle. Withdrawn on 19 March 1967, it was cut up on the Isle of Wight. The plate is accompanied by its BR(S) sales documents and two photographs of the loco. Cast brass, length 22". £8000-9000 - Sold for £9000.

Lot 308 A Glasgow and South Western Railway Steamers silver plated toast rack, 7" long, by Walker and Hall, with ball feet and coat of arms at each end, £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 309 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4012, 1927, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1199 which became BR 41199. Its BR allocations were Kentish Town, Bedford, Wellingborough and Millhouses from where it was withdrawn in January 1958 and cut up at Derby Works. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front repainted, a repair by the right bolt hole. £200-350 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 1645.

Lot 310 A BR(W) totem sign, BRETTEL LANE, (f/f), from the Stourbridge to Wolverhampton route; the station closed in 1962. Mottling and a few blemishes. £500-800 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 311 A North Eastern Railway double royal poster, RIEVAULX ABBEY, by Frank Mason, edge nicks neatly repaired. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 312 A headboard, THE ROYAL SCOT, as carried by the Euston to Glasgow (Central) express. The title was first used in July 1927 and, after suspension during the war years, re-introduced in February 1948. This style of headboard was introduced in about 1951. The train was usually hauled by a Princess Coronation class loco with an engine change at Carlisle. The train's last titled run, with modern traction, was on 1 June 2002. Cast aluminium, overall 33"x15½", in ex loco condition. £2000-2500 - Sold for £3100.

Lot 313 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate from Standish Junction box, MR HOME FROM BRISTOL. Engraved brass, 4"x5", some pitting to the face. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 314 A worksplate AVONSIDE ENGINE, 1999, 1927, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named DAVID new to Staveley Coal & Iron Co. Ltd., Ireland Colliery, Staveley, Derbyshire. Passed to the NCB with the colliery on 1st January 1947 as part of the East Midlands Division. It later worked at a number of other locations in the area, ending up at Ramcroft Colliery, where it was scrapped around May 1967. Cast brass, 11"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 315 A BR(Sc) totem sign, WHITECRAIGS, (f/f), from the Glasgow to Neilston route south of the city. Loss of shine. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 316 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3814, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class S1 0-8-0 shunting locomotive built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27274, in 1953. Withdrawal of the Class commenced in 1982. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £370.

Lot 317 A North British Railway Bullpitts Patent three aspect fogmans handlamp, the body stamped NBR, NEWBURGH, from the Perth to Ladybank route. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 318 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1048, 1913, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Terry, Greaves & Co. Ltd. Old Roundwood Colliery, Ossett, Yorkshire, West Riding as OLD ROUNDWOOD No 3. Passed with the colliery to the NCB on 1st January 1947. Latterly numbered 22, it spent the rest of its working life at Old Roundwood until scrapped between September 1965 and April 1966. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼", lightly polished. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 319 A BR(M) totem, BARROW, (f/f), from the Cumbrian Coast route. £900-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 320 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2551, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1935, from a LNER D16 Class 4-4-0 No 2551 originally built by the Great Eastern Railway at Stratford in November 1906 as a Class D15 No 1840 which became LNER 8840. It was rebuilt by the LNER at Stratford Works and re-classified as D16 Class in March 1935 and renumbered 2551 in 1946, becoming BR 62551. Allocated to Cambridge by January 1948, it alternated between there and Kings Lynn until moving in December 1953 to Spital Bridge from where it was withdrawn on 16 July 1956 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 331.

Lot 321 A GWR lamp glass, DORCHESTER, from Dorchester West Station on the Yeovil to Dorchester and Weymouth route. Frosted glass with raised blue lettering, 15"x3". £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 322 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, WHITCHURCH-FENNS BANK, (alloy) from the Cambrian route between Whitchurch and Oswestry, closed in 1965. £300-500 - Sold for £440.

Lot 323 A shedplate 56B Ardsley (October 1956 to October 1965) This former GNR shed was originally in the ER (37A) and was then transferred to the NER. In late 1959 it had over 60 locos, and by 1965 it housed 45, comprising 4 A1s and 8 B1 namers. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 324 A BR(W) totem sign, MERTHYR, (f/f), from the South Wales terminus of the route from Quakers Yard. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 325 A smokebox numberplate, 30792, from the SR N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 792 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23288, in October 1925 and named SIR HERVIS DE REVEL after one of King Pellinore's knights in Arthurian Legend. Allocated to Nine Elms by January 1948 and later Stewarts Lane and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 February 1959 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 21 March 1959. The front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 326 A LMS lamp tablet, BOLTON TRINITY STREET. Enamel, 3"x6½", in excellent condition. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 327 A London & North Western Railway cabside numberplate, 2426, CREWE, OCT 1917, from a LNWR Claughton Class 4-6-0 built at Crewe, Works No 5396, to Bowen Cooke's design in October 1917, one of the Class which never had a name bestowed upon it. It became LMS No 5959 and was withdrawn in June 1932. Cast iron, 32¾"x11½", repainted. This plate is featured in the book, LNWR Liveries by Talbot, Dow, Millard and Davis, pages 74 and 79. A copy of the book accompanies the lot, together with a copy of a letter written by the late H.B. (Basil) Spencer, the doyen of railwayana dealers, in 1969 containing details of his discovery and purchase of this plate. £1500-2500 - Sold for £4000.

Lot 328 A Midland Railway monogram and crown decoration from the company's royal saloon, No 1910, used by King George V. Brass on mahogany, overall 7¼"x5½". £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 329 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943, GWR, from a Stanier type 8F 2-8-0 built to Railway Executive Committee order. Those built by the GWR at Swindon in 1943 were Nos 8400-26, which were loaned new to the GWR, taken into LMS stock in 1946-7 and became BR 48400-26. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 330 A nameplate, SHANKLIN, from the London & South Western Railway O2 Class 0-4-4T No 211 built at Nine Elms Works in March 1892. It retained this number in SR days and was despatched to the Isle of Wight in May 1923 when it was renumbered W20 and named after the seaside town on the Isle. This replacement plate was fitted to the loco after its cast brass nameplates had been removed. The loco was withdrawn on 31 December 1966 and cut up by Jolliffe at Freshwater. Painted steel with fixings to the ends, overall 20½"x3½". The plate comes with the original BR(S) paperwork relating to its sale. £300-500 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 331 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3830, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in November 1940. A long time Ebbw Junction engine, it was withdrawn from there on 3 June 1965 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 28 July 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. £450-700 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 4103.

Lot 332 A Webb and Thompson single line train staff, PETTIGO-KESH, from the GWR Bundoran Junction to Bundoran branch, closed in 1957. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 333 A BR(E) Roland Emett carriage print. IT WOULD BE NICE TO PUT IN TOUCH WITH THOSE WHO SCATTER ASH AND SUCH, THE WORTHY FOLK WHO WRITE TO THE PRESS, DEAR SIR, THE RAILWAYS ARE A MESS. One of a series of six prints that the celebrated artist produced for the railways, a rare example, with two minor central creases. £100-200 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 541.

Lot 334 A Southern Valley target sign, VIRGINIA WATER, from the Richmond to Ascot section of the route to Reading. A chip to the first letter A, neatly restored, slight loss of shine to the white enamel. £250-400 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 335 A Great Western Railway pocket watch, by Limit, the back clearly engraved GWR.0.1963. It is accompanied by a chain with bar and two fobs, one being a GWR enamel staff association shield for draughts, 1936/37. The watch and chain sold with a case supplied by Ian Lyman from whom it was purchased by the vendor. £200-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 336 A LNER silver plated cocktail shaker by Walker and Hall, overall height 8¼". £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 337 A shedplate, 65K Polmont (May 1960 to May 1964). This ex NBR shed, formerly 64E, had 14 locos allocated during 1965. The front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 338 A carriage print, PADSTOW, by Hesketh Hubbard, from the Southern Railway series, in its original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 339 A Glasgow and South Western Railway Hotels soap dish, by Dunn Bennett of Burslem, comprising bowl and perforated cover, each decorated with the company coat of arms in gold, 5½" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 340 A BR(E) totem, BRUNDALL, (h/f), from the Norwich to Yarmouth and Lowestoft route. An edge chip restored at the edge of the top panel, slight mottling in places. £450-700 - Sold for £1600 to commission or postal bidder number 8524.

Lot 341 A nameplate, HEVENINGHAM HALL, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7909 built at Swindon in January 1950 and named after the 18th Century Grade 1 manor house near Halesworth in Suffolk, which now hosts many major events. Allocated new to Exeter on 20 January 1950 and later Laira, Westbury, Newton Abbot, Taunton, Worcester and Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 November 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 2 May 1966. An impressive example of a Hall nameplate with extended backplate to accommodate its long name. £6000-7000 - Sold for £6800 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 342 A diesel worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE COMPANY, ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES MANCHESTER, ROLLS ROYCE, DERBY. Cast aluminium, 17"x7¼", in original condition, unusually all the corners are intact. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 343 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, DRIMOLEAGUE JUNCTION-DUNMANWAY, from the Cork, Brandon and South Coast Railway route to Bantry, closed in 1961. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 344 A Great Eastern Railway sliding knob handlamp from Norwich Victoria, the top stamped NORWICH VIC 9, complete and repainted, the blue glass cracked. The station closed to passengers in 1916 and continued in use for freight until 1966. £200-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 345 A BR(E) totem sign, FULBOURNE, (h/f), from the Cambridge to Bury St Edmonds route; the station closed in 1966. Minor rim chips. £500-800 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 8806.

Lot 346 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 24079, 1931, from a 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt built for Kenya-Uganda Railway, their Class EC2 No 76, later East African Railway No 5210 and named ENTEBBE. All were taken out of service in October 1967 and this one has been preserved. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 347 A Lancashire & Yorkshire and London & North Western Railway two handled dish by Elkington, complete with perforated liner to drain contents, overall, 9"x7". £100-200 - Sold for £65.

Lot 348 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6724, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by Bagnall, Works No 2405, in October 1930. Allocated to Barry by January 1948 and later Newport Pill and Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 11 January 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 349 A GWR signal box shelf plate, SOLIHULL MAIN LINE, from the Birmingham to Leamington route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 350 A LB & SCR enamel plate, HASSOCKS, from the Brighton station departure indicator. Enamel, 12"x1½", edge rusting as is normal on these plates. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 351 An enamel sign, POST OFFICE PUBLIC TELEPHONE. Double sided, 20"x15", crazing to one side, the other excellent, rusting at edge and at one fixing. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 352 A LNER double royal poster, MONTROSE, by Austin Cooper, promoting Sea Bathing, Golf and Tennis facilities, Express Trains via Forth and Tay Bridges. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 353 A BR(M) totem sign, KESWICK, (f/f), from the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route the eastern section closing in 1972. Some blemishes and loss of shine in places. £800-1200 - Sold for £4600.

Lot 354 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1446, 1916, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Ministry of Munitions, Royal Ordnance Factory, Linwood, near Paisley, Renfrewshire with the running number 4. Later with Carntyne Iron & Steel Co. Ltd, Carntyne, Lanarkshire. Passed to the dealers Thomas W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield around 1921. Sold 1927 to Turners Asbestos Cement Co. Ltd., Farnworth, Lancashire where it was named EVERITE. Scrapped circa January 1969. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 384.

Lot 355 A single line key token, GARELOCHHEAD-GLEN DOUGLAS, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 2199.

Lot 356 A depot plaque, YORKSHIRE ROSE, from Tinsley (April 1964 to March 1998), cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 8808.

Lot 357 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, RUGELEY TRENT VALLEY STATION, (f/f), from the Rugby to Stafford section of the West Coast main Line. A few rim chips and a little mottling. £400-600 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 8433.

Lot 358 A ladder bar removed from the top of an Edinburgh and Northern Railway lamp post, bearing the company name on each side. The company was formed in 1845 the main route was between Burntisland and Tayport where ferries linked to Edinburgh and Dundee. The company became the Edinburgh Perth and Dundee Railway in 1849. Cast iron 26", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 359 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1883 St ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 294 Class 0-6-0 No 350 which became LMS 17238 and BR 57238. Its BR sheds were Dumfries, Polmadie and Stranraer from where it was withdrawn on 12 September 1961 and sold for scrap to J.N. Connell at Coatbridge. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 8272.

Lot 360 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, CAMELFORD-DELABOLE, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 361 A North Eastern Railway, West Hartlepool silver plated vegetable dish by Walker and Hall. The top side marked with the company name and location in a belted garter. Overall size, 11"x8". £100-200 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 632.

Lot 362 A BR(M) totem sign, BAKEWELL, (f/f), from the Derby to Manchester route; the station closed in 1967. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 363 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1915, from a Great Northern Railway of Ireland 5ft 3ins gauge U Class 4-4-0 No 196 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5904, in 1915 and named LOUGH GILL in 1953. On the division of the GNR(I) in 1958, it passed to the Ulster Transport Authority as their No 64 and was withdrawn in 1961. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted, the back marked L196. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 364 A key, BRORA SOUTH G.F, LC GATES, (brass/brazing to head/body joint) from the Far North Line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. £150-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 365 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1717, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14A 4-8-2 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3559, in 1913. When a new boiler was fitted, it was re-classified as Class 14R, the A suffix being ground off the numberplate and replaced by an R, indicating it had been rebuilt. All were withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20¾"x14", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 366 A Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway boundary plate. Cast iron, 8¾"x5", the front repainted, the back in original condition with its Clapham Museum reference number. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 7512.

Lot 367 A nameplate, LOCH ARKAIG, from the Great Northern Railway Class H3, LNER K2 Class 2-6-0 No 1674 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21985, in July 1918. It became LNER 4674 and, following its transfer the Scotland, was named in March 1933 after the Loch in Inverness-shire. Renumbered 1764 in 1946, it became BR 61764. A long time Eastfield engine, it was a regular performer on West Highland line services. Withdrawn from Eastfield on 7 September 1961, it was cut up at Cowlairs Works in the five days ending 1 December 1961. Cast brass, length 56¼", the front repainted. £9000-12000 - Sold for £14500 to commission or postal bidder number 8272.

Lot 368 A single line key token, BEWDLEY NORTH-CLEOBURY MORTIMER, (alloy) from the Bewdley to Tenbury Wells route closed in 1965. A minor casting fault affecting the last letter, original condition, with traces of yellow paint. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 369 A shedplate, 2A Rugby (1935 ヨ September 1963). The ex LNWR shed at Rugby was home to around 100 locos in the 1950s. A handful of Patriots, Jubilees, Britannias and a solitary Princess Royal made up the 60 locos there during the 1960s, before it was recoded 1F. An LMS style plate, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 370 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BANCHORY, (f/f) from the Deeside route between Aberdeen and Ballater which closed in 1966. A small chip restored in the top panel, hardly visible. £500-800 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 8437.

Lot 371 A shedplate, 68C Stranraer (1948 to July 1962). The ex CR and G&SWR joint shed had an allocation of just 15 locos. In 1962 it became 67F and finally closed in October 1966. Repainted; the Engine District Number Plate wording visible on the back. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4443.

Lot 372 A LMS Hawkseye target sign, GILWERN HALT, from the Abergavenny to Brynmawr route closed in 1958. Cast aluminium, length 48", loss of paintwork to front background. £500-800 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 373 A GWR tenderplate, 1713, 1906, 3500 GALLONS, from a Standard Churchward tender built between December 1906 and January 1907. These were used with all Churchward's standard tender engines and also Dukes and, later, Castles, Halls Granges and Manors. Engraved Brass, 11¼"x 8¼", the front lightly polished. £600-700 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 374 A Tyers No 9 type key token instrument, the later model with lighter alloy body. £400-600 - Sold for £1950.

Lot 375 A smokebox numberplate, 48374, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8374 built at Horwich and allocated new to Crewe South on 10 November 1944. Its later sheds included Shrewsbury, Wellingborough for nearly twenty years, Speke Junction, Edge Hill and Patricroft from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 June 1968 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 20 September 1968. Repainted, the back to primer. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 376 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, BOOKING OFFICE. Cast iron, length 24", cast in two sections for double doors, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 377 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 6063, 1902, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J 0-6-0 No 1001 built in April 1902. It became LNER J11 Class No 6001 and was renumbered 4308 in 1946, becoming BR 64308. A long time Frodingham engine, from where it was withdrawn on 8 September 1961 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 14 October 1961. Cast brass, 6¾"x4¼", cleaned but unpainted. £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 378 A Pullman Car Company table lamp from car Aquila,. Cast brass with base and body of hexagonal design. Overall height 21", the car name stamped onto the side. £600-900 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 1529.

Lot 379 A carriage print, SAMUEL JOHNSON AT LICHFIELD, by Edward Mortleman, from the LMR Historical series. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 380 A wagon plate, SWANSEA & DISTRICT RAILWAYMENS COAL ASSOCIATION, OWNERS, 1, 10¼"X6¼", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 381 A nameplate INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 150th ANNIVERSARY 1847-1997 from HST power car 43092. Named at the NRM in April 1997; plates removed December 2004. Cast aluminium, 54¼"x19¾", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £820.

Lot 382 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DUNDEE TAY BRIDGE, (h/f), from the Edinburgh to Aberdeen main line. Minor blemishes in places. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 383 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5068, DARLINGTON, 1890, from a North Eastern Railway Class C 0-6-0 No 300 built at Darlington in December 1890. It became LNER J21 Class, still as No 300, and was renumbered 5068 in 1946, becoming BR 65068. Allocated to York North by January 1948, it moved later that year to Selby and the following year to Darlington from where it was withdrawn on 21 June 1954 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", cleaned and the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £600.

Lot 384 A CIE double royal poster, DUBLIN, RAIL AND MOTOR COACH TOURS, laid down to conserve, edge wear restored in places. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 385 A shedplate, 12B Carlisle Upperby (1935 to June 1950), then Carlisle Canal (June 1950 to July 1951), then Penrith (October 1955 to February 1958), and finally Carlisle Upperby (February 1958 to January 1968). This code is probably best known for its use as Carlisle Upperby, the ex LNWR shed having around 90 locos at the height of its importance. The ex NBR shed at Canal had the distinction of having four A3s and five D49s carrying this LMR code among its 60 occupants. Out of use between 1951 and 1955, only six locos at Penrith carried 12B until Upperby regained it in 1958. LMS pattern, ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 386 A single line key token, CAERSWS-CARNO, (cast iron), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian main line. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 387 A BR(M) station sign, NOTTINGHAM, (f/f) used at Nottingham Victoria, instead of totems, enamel, 44"x12", minor blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 388 A GWR RESTAURANT CARS pre-grouping silver plated tea pot by Elkington. £100-200 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 1849.

Lot 389 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2468, COWLAIRS, 1913, from a North British Railway Class K 4-4-0 No 221 built at Cowlairs in September 1913 and named GLEN ORCHY after the West Highland Glen in the vicinity of Bridge of Orchy. It became LNER D34 Class No 9221 and was renumbered 2468 in 1946, becoming BR 62468. A long time Thornton Junction engine, it was withdrawn from there on 3 September 1958 and cut up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £700.

Lot 390 A BR(S) totem sign, AYLESFORD, (f/f) from the Strood to Paddock Wood route. Edge and face chips. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 391 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, REBUILT, 1921, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway 4-4-0 loco which was rebuilt from a D Class to a D1 Class in that year. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 392 A group of North Eastern Railway signal lever description plates, probably from Eaglescliffe, wording refers to Stockton, Darlington, Leeds, Protection Bar, Arrival, Central, one with italic script UP TO DOWN etc. Each engraved brass, 5"x3", mounted on a wooden board. (6) £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 393 A LNER (GER pattern) three aspect , sliding knob handlamp, LOWESTOFT, stamped on the top, complete with interior, original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 394 A smokebox numberplate, 5380, from a GWR 53XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in April 1920. A long time Didcot engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 21 September 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 8 July 1964. Ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £380.

Lot 395 A single line key token, KINGS NYMPTON-UMBERLEIGH, (alloy), from the Exeter to Barnstaple Junction and Ilfracombe route. The section was lengthened after the closure of Portsmouth Arms box, the original name under the brass plate. £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2144.

Lot 396 A shedplate, 34A Kings Cross (1948 to June 1963), carried by A4 Falcon. Top shed was home to over 160 locos in the early 50s, including no fewer than 17 A4s, the majority of which remained there until closure. The front repainted. A photograph of the front of the locomotive is included. £200-350 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 8500.

Lot 397 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO HARTLEBURY STATION, used in Hartlebury Junction box. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 398 A BR(M) totem sign, CORBY, (f/f), from the Kettering to Manton route, once part of the Midland direct line to Nottingham. The station closed in 1966. £500-800 - Sold for £810 to commission or postal bidder number 3556.

Lot 399 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7228, from a 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon in December 1935 from an earlier 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 5263 built in March 1926. Allocated to Didcot by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Llanelly before moving towards the end to Banbury, Severn Tunnel Junction and Barry from where it was withdrawn on 26 July 1963 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend in November 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted, a vertical weld repair to the centre. £300-500 - Sold for £470.

Lot 400 A nameplate CLOTHES SHOW LIVE from Class 86 No 86222. Named at Birmingham International station in November 1994; withdrawn from Longsight in October 2002 and cut up by Easco at Immingham in December 2003. Cast aluminium, length 59", in ex loco condition. £600-900 - Sold for £350.

Lot 401 A BR(M) totem sign, OLDHAM MUMPS, (f/f), minor blemishes and an edge chip at the top, just into the maroon. £350-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 402 A Pullman Car lavatory compartment window. Cast brass frame containing nine panels of green stippled glass of contrasting shades. Overall 23"x15", in fine original condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1400 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 403 A Southern Railway seat back plate, MAIDSTONE WEST, from the Strood to Paddock Wood route. Enamel, 48"x3" restoration around the suffix and some wasting at the screw holes. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 404 A nameplate, VENUS, from BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No 70023 built at Crewe and allocated new to Old Oak Common on 21 August 1951, where it remained until moving by early February 1957 to Cardiff Canton. After moving away from the Western Region to Carlisle Kingmoor in September 1961, it had short stays at numerous LM sheds including Holyhead, returning to Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn on 30 December 1967 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 26 April 1968. Cast brass, length 22½", in ex loco condition. £7000-9000 - Sold for £9600.

Lot 405 A Southern Railway target sign, HAMPTON COURT, the terminus of the short branch from Surbiton serving Hampton Court Palace. Several edge and face chips. £150-300 - Sold for £680.

Lot 406 A carriage print, HARPENDEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, by Ellis Silas from LMR (A) series of 1950. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 407 A shedplate, 84H Wellington (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 25 locos in the early 1950s. It was transferred to the LMR in 1963 and became 2M. Repainted, a rim chip to the right edge. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 408 An armband, CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS, OUT PORTER, REGD No 13. Cast brass, 3" diameter, lightly polished. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 409 A BR(M) notice, YOUR CYCLE IS STORED AT YOUR OWN RISK, (f/f). Enamel, 18"x12", good colour though slight loss of shine. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 410 A worksplate, NEILSON, 2941, 1883, from a LSWR 395 Class 0-6-0 No 155, which became SR E0155 and 3155 under the 1931 renumbering scheme, becoming BR 30568. Withdrawn from Feltham in the week ending 12 April 1958, it was cut up the same month at Eastleigh Works. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2727.

Lot 411 A Southern Railway target sign, PENGE WEST, from the London to New Cross Gate and Croydon route. Minor edge rusting and discolouration to the white, otherwise excellent with good shine. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 412 A worksplate, VULCAN, 3841, 1925, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1168 which became BR 41168. Allocated to Longsight by January 1948 and later Crewe North and Monument Lane from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 July 1961 and cut up at Derby Works. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £720.

Lot 413 A Midland Railway condiment tray, by Minton with gilt bands and MR Co. monogram, 7½"x2¾". £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2144.

Lot 414 A BR(W) double royal poster, PAIGNTON, by Eckersley, rolled. (PR 158/60) £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 415 A one engine in steam train staff, NEWTON COLLIERY BRANCH, used on the branch near Dalkeith, brass with carved wood handle and ring, 19" long. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 416 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6979, from the 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in November 1947 and named HELPERLY HALL when built, a mis-spelling of Helperby Hall, eleven miles north west of Harrogate. Banbury's finest, it spent all its working life there until withdrawal in the week ending 27 February 1965 and was sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 4 May 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted a long time ago. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 417 A BR(S) totem sign, EAST MALLING HALT, (f/f), from the Swanley to Maidstone route. £300-500 - Sold for £760.

Lot 418 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2957, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 8447 built by Bagnall in July 1954. Allocated new on 21 July 1954 to Cardiff Canton where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn on 15 June 1959, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 9 December 1960. Cast brass, 8"x5½", the front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 419 A GWR lamp glass, POWERSTOCK, for the Maiden Newton to Bridport branch which closed in 1975. Frosted glass with raised blue lettering, 12½"x3½". £100-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 4323.

Lot 420 A shedplate, 81A Old Oak Common (1957 to 1973) This alloy code was carried by diesel hydraulic and diesel electric locos. Ex loco condition, the back marked 47 555. £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 421 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7851, 1957, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins gauge Class GMAM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt No 4136 actually built by the North British Locomotive Co, who allocated their own Works No 27788, as sub-contractors to BP. They were the last class of Garratt in service with SAR on most secondary lines in the country and were being withdrawn in 1984. Cast brass, 3¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 4269.

Lot 422 A Caledonian Railway semaphore block instrument, with block gong on top, brass plunger lower right. Overall height 26". £500-700 - Sold for £430 to commission or postal bidder number 8406.

Lot 423 A single line key token, TAYNUILT-OBAN, (brass), from the western end of the Callander and Oban route. £250-400 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 424 A small London Transport tri-tone whistle from a Metropolitan Railway electric loco. Height 6", 1½" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 425 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 1665, from a 1600 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new on 4 April 1955 to Llanelly where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn on 24 July 1964, it was sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 4 September 1964. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £580.

Lot 426 A BR(E) doorplate, ENQUIRIES, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x3½", a couple of minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1577.

Lot 427 A smokebox numberplate, 92231, from a BR Standard Class 9 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Pontypool Road on 1 August 1958. Its later sheds were Severn Tunnel Junction, Cardiff Canton, Ebbw Junction, Bristol Barrow Road, Eastleigh, Feltham and York North from where it was withdrawn on 17 November 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 29 April 1967. Repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 428 A Midland Railway signal box shelf plate, STATION JUNCTION GOODS LINES, UP, DOWN. Engraved brass, 33"x1", with a similar plate, LEEDS JUNCTION PASSENGER LINES, 11"x1", the ends removed. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 429 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2123, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 12A 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22763, in 1921. The Class was withdrawn during the 1980s. Cast brass, 20¼"x14", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 430 A BR(M) totem sign, CHURCH & OSWALDTWISTLE, (f/f), from the Preston to Burnley route. A small face chip in the first letter S. £500-800 - Sold for £880.

Lot 431 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 72355, NOVEMBER 1945, from a SNCF coal burning Class 141R 2-8-2 No 141R.542 put into service in March 1946 on the Nord Region at Somain. It was withdrawn in May 1971 and scrapped at Joinville in 1972. Cast brass 14½"x9½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 432 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE/GEC from a Class 21/29 in the D61xx series. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x4¼", ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 433 A BR(M) totem sign KENSAL GREEN, (h/f), from the Euston to Willesden Junction section of the West Coast Main Line. An edge chip to the right of the lower panel. £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 434 A nameplate, WOOTTON HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 4979 built at Swindon in February 1930, the location of the actual Hall not stated in GWR records but there are Halls so named at Wootton Wawen in Warwickshire and Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later Southall, Didcot, Reading and Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 30 April 1964. Saved for preservation, it is now owned by the Furness Railway Trust and undergoing restoration at the Ribble Steam Railway. £4000-5000 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 435 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4979, from 4900 Hall class 4-6-0, WOOTTON HALL, cast brass, the front repainted. (See previous lot for loco history) £900-1200 - Sold for £800.

Lot 436 A single line key token, HOLT-PATNEY & CHIRTON, (cast iron with brass plates) with small GWR carrier, a section on the Patney to Devizes and Holt Junction route which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 437 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1913, DERBY, from an unidentified Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby Works in 1913. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 438 A shedplate, 86E Severn Tunnel Junction (1948 to October 1965 for steam). This ex GWR shed was home to around 75 locos in the 1950s. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 439 A Scottish North Eastern Railway oil can with a large embossed brass plate, EAST. HAVEN. S.N.E, PAR OIL. Easthaven Station was on the Dundee and Arbroath route and closed in 1967. Overall height 12", the plate 6"x3½", the can repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 440 A GWR cabside numberplate, 8752, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1933. A long time Southall engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 19 January 1963 and despatched for scrap to A. King at Norwich on 10 December 1963. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 441 A nameplate CADEIRLAN BANGOR CATHEDRAL from Class 47 47849. This Virgin style plate was carried from March 2000 when the loco was named at Bangor station. Withdrawn from Toton and cut up in May 2002 by CF Booth at Rotherham. Cast aluminium, length 81", in ex loco condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £900.

Lot 442 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D1210, 1961 from 0-6-0 shunter D2519. New to Crewe South in November 1961. Withdrawn from Crewe North in July 1967 and sold on to K&WVR for spares being finally cut up there by Marple & Gillott in April 1985. Cast brass, 12¾"x8¼", the front lightly cleaned. £500-800 - Sold for £1700.

Lot 443 A LMS lamp tablet, GREAT HARWOOD, from the Rose Grove to Blackburn loop; the station closed in 1957. Enamel, 20"x4½", edge and screw hole chips, some filled but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 444 A BR(M) totem sign, SILECROFT, (f/f), from the Millom to Ravenglass section of the Cumbrian coast line. £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 445 A shedplate, 70B Feltham (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR shed housed between 60 and 80 locos for most of its life; most notable being the ever present H16 4-6-2Ts. Ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 446 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE & Co, 1042, 1913, with its matching cabside numberplate, 58, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T named BORDEAUX supplied new to the Manchester Ship Canal where it spent all its working life. It was scrapped at the company's Mode Wheel Workshops in October 1967. The worksplate engraved brass, 13"x8¼", the front lightly polished, the numberplate, cast brass, 16"x9¼", the front repainted. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 3275.

Lot 447 A Webb and Thompson single line train staff, BALLYMAGARRETT-EAST B.J, a section on the Belfast and County Down Railway in East Belfast. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 448 A mid to late 19th century GNR 10 inch oak-cased roundhead fusee clock from Potts of Leeds and typical of that supplier. Overall height: 12½". Dial surround of standard sectional construction containing a replaced clip-in bezel. Box with two side doors and bottom door closed with a lock (no key), indistinct rubber stamp 3*26 to the rear. Dial written Potts & Sons Leeds with G. N. R. 648 in a later hand. Gut fusee movement held between plates with shaped shoulders and feet. Complete with pendulum, two winders, and documents detailing work done in 2006 and its sale (as number 648) to the station master at Hatton (LM Region, ex GWR) in 1966. The only record of GNR number 648 (LNER 11002) is an 8 inch clock from Walker (whose clocks were of a very different style) used at Caythorpe (south of Lincoln) and seems unlikely to be this clock. £500-800 - Sold for £320.

Lot 449 A shedplate, 65J Fort William (April 1955 to April 1960), then Stirling (April 1960 to June 1966). Fort William had an allocation of 17 locos during this time, including just one Loch and the famous MacCailin Mor. When Stirling adopted this code it had 30 locos, which had dwindled to just 9 Black Fives in its final year. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 450 A Isle of Man Railway teapot by Dunn Bennett of Burslem, excellent condition with a replacement lid contemporary with the pot. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 451 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6437, from a 6400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in April 1937. A long time Aberdare engine, it moved in April 1960 to Gloucester, first to the ex GWR shed and then to the ex LMS shed from where it was withdrawn on 2 July 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 24 August 1963. This auto fitted loco was used on Chalford services during its time at Gloucester. The face repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 602.

Lot 452 An early GWR pressure gauge by John Dewrance & Co, (Bourdon Patent), 0-50, the face marked GWR in decorative script lettering. Brass case, 7" diameter, with backplate, a split to the bezel. £80-120 - Sold for £40.

Lot 453 A LNER double royal poster, LINCOLN, by Fred Taylor, a view of the Cathedral, framed and ready to hang. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 454 A BR(M) double royal poster, BREDON, WORCESTERSHIRE, by Donald Lampitt, rolled. (LM14450) £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 2822.

Lot 455 A single line key token, LLANDOVERY No 2-LLANGADOG, (alloy), from the southern end of the Central Wales Line between Shrewsbury and Swansea. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 456 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1929, HORWICH, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-0 No 13113 which was renumbered 2813 in 1934 and became BR 42813. Its BR sheds were Nuneaton, Crewe South, Saltley and Gorton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and cut up at Horwich Works on 14 February 1964. Cast brass, 10½"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 457 A LNWR soup bowl, by Maple and Co of London, 10" diameter with ornate gilt border and coat of arms. £50-80 - Sold for £50 to commission or postal bidder number 793.

Lot 458 A pair of tombstone type Great Central Railway signal repeaters showing on/off positions, one marked GCR on the face, height 7½" and 8". (2) £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 459 A BR(W) totem sign, READING GENERAL, (h/f), edge rusting repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 8822.

Lot 460 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway signal finial, the base marked SR, HOLCROFT, WOLVERHAMPTON. The finial is believed to be from the northern section of the system. Cast iron, overall height 27", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3713.

Lot 461 A nameplate YORKSHIRE CRICKET ACADEMY and badge from HST 43115. Named in York station in June 1989; this style of plate replaced the earlier pattern in 1993 and was removed in July 1997. Length 51¼", the badge 8¾" square. £800-1200 - Sold for £700.

Lot 462 A single line key token, PENMAENPOOL-DOLGELLY, (cast iron/cast plates), from the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1965. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 463 A worksplate, LMS BUILT (1892) DERBY. Locos built by the Midland Railway at Derby in 1892 were (1) 1823 Class 0-4-4T, some of which survived into BR service numbered in the 580XX series; (2) 1102 Class 0-6-0T, some of which survived into BR service numbered in the 418XX series; and (3) 1873 Class 0-6-0, many of which survived into BR service numbered in the 43XXX and 582XX series. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition with engraved date. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 464 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway fire buckets notice. Cast iron, 15¾"x10", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 465 A GWR yard lamp with hexagonal body and milk glass roof. An unusual survivor, fully restored and converted to electric though retaining all its original fittings. Overall 32" high, it is thought to have been used at Swindon. £250-400 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 466 A nameplate PRIDE IN HUDDERSFIELD from Class 47 47434. Named at Huddersfield station in May 1988; plates removed when the loco was withdrawn in January 1991 from Crewe Diesel and cut up by CF Booth in Rotherham during November 1993. Cast aluminium, length 81", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 467 A Caledonian Railway milepost, DUNDEE, 14. Cast iron, 12"x10½", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 468 A worksplate, WALKERS, MARYBOROUGH, 667, from a New South Wales Government Railways standard gauge 73 Class B-B diesel hydraulic No 7308, built by Walkers in 1971, one of a class of fifty shunting engines built between 1970 and 1973. It is currently owned by Mackay Sugar Ltd and stored in original condition at the former North Eton Mill shed. Chromed cast brass, 15½"x6¼", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 7945.

Lot 469 A London & North Western Railway hydrant notice, TO SHUT CORP WATER OFF TO ASTON BRANCH. Cast iron, 23¾"x14½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 470 A BR(S) totem sign, CARSHALTON, (f/f) from the Mitcham Junction to Sutton route. Minor blemishes only. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 471 A shedplate, 6H Bangor (March 1952 to June 1965). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 7B, had a fairly constant allocation of around 20 locos throughout its life. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 472 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, EAST GRINSTEAD-FOREST ROW, from the East Grinstead to Tunbridge Wells route which closed west of Ashurst Junction in 1967. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 473 A BR(S) fingerboard, FRONT-MAIDSTONE EAST, REAR-SHEERNESS ON SEA. Painted wood, 48"x6". £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 474 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5221, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in May 1924. A long time Swansea East Dock engine, it spent its final years at Duffryn Yard and Neath Court Sart from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 November 1963 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Rotherham on 1 January 1964. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 475 A London & South Western Railway notice from a lamp hut stating that lights and matches not to be taken near paraffin. Cast iron, 16½"x12", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 476 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway Ambulance Box, 18½"x8", 9" deep, original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 477 A Southern Railway, double line block instrument with trafolite plate, SHOREHAM A, and enamel up and down line plates. £150-300 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 478 A BR(S) totem sign, SOUTH MERTON, (f/f), from the Wimbledon to Sutton route. A couple of minor blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 479 A shedplate, 81D Reading (1948 to January 1965). This ex GWR shed had 90 locos in the 1950s including a handful of Castles and around 20 Halls. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 480 A signal box nameboard, BLAENAVON HIGH LEVEL STATION, from the Pontnewynedd Junction to Blaenavon route which closed in 1980. Embossed alloy, overall length 85½", (two sections, 62½", 23"). £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 481 A Caledonian Railway four aspect handlamp, complete and repainted, the top, body and vessel all stamped CALEDONIAN. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 482 A shedplate, 83A Newton Abbot (1949 to January 1963 for steam). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 70 locos which included 14 Castles throughout the 1950s. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 483 A large Midland Railway locomotive whistle. Cast brass, 3¾" diameter with top knob. Overall height 14". £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 484 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8791, A.W. & Co. LTD, 1919, from the tender coupled with a North Eastern Railway Class T2 0-8-0 No 2281 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 29, in June 1920. It became LNER Q6 Class, still No 2281, and was renumbered 3438 in 1946, becoming BR 63438. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 2782.

Lot 485 A Belfast and Northern Counties Railway wagon plate, BCNR, 805. Cast iron, 13¾"x7", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 3468.

Lot 486 A BR(M) totem sign, CANNOCK, (f/f), from the Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley route; the station closed in 1965. £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 487 A bridgeplate, LNWR & GW JOINT LINES, 8. Cast iron, 17¾"x11½", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £45.

Lot 488 A French cabside numberplate, SNCF, 141R, 654, from a Class 141R 2-8-2 built by Baldwin, Works No 72467, in June 1946. A coal burner new to Metz-Frescaty and then to seven depots in Region Est. Withdrawn in December 1974 and scrapped at Sarreguemines in 1975. Cast brass, 22"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 7171.

Lot 489 A LNER seatback plate, LEUCHARS JUNCTION, from the Edinburgh to Dundee main line. Cast iron, length 55¾"; the plate has been broken and welded, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 3142.

Lot 490 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with a brass plate, NER, SCARBRO. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 7759.

Lot 491 A shedplate, 81F Oxford (1950 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed was home to 11 Halls and 4 Granges in its final year; and provided vital servicing facilities for visiting steam locos from all four post grouping companies. At its height it had an allocation of around 60 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 492 A carriage board, NEWQUAY-PAR, used on local trains on the Cornish branch. Painted wood, length 32", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 1138.

Lot 493 A single line key token, TULLOCH-SPEAN BRIDGE, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £150.

Lot 494 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, WINCHFIELD, (f/f), from the Farnborough to Basingstoke section of the West of England Main Line. Enamel, 72"x12", in excellent condition. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 495 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HATTON MIDDLE UP AVOIDING LINE, from the Leamington to Birmingham route, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 496 A shedplate, 86A Cardiff Canton (1963 to 1973). This alloy code was used by diesel hydraulic and diesel electric locos. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 497 A signal box nameboard, STAVELEY TOWN, from a box on the Chesterfield to Mansfield route. Cast letters on wood, length 71½". £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 498 A BR(E) doorplate, PARCELS & ENQUIRIES, (flangeless). Enamel, 18"x6", minimal edge rust, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 499 A Lancashire & Yorkshire and London & North Western Railways silver plated milk jug, 5" tall, by Gibson and Co of Belfast. £50-80 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 2161.

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, BRENTFORD CENTRAL, (f/f), from the Barnes to Feltham loop. Edge chips and a few minor blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £380.